Works and planning

The Calvert to Kagaru section of Inland Rail generally follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) that was gazetted as a future rail corridor by the Queensland Government in 2010.

This corridor links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert. The connection will provide convenient access for freight to major proposed industrial developments at Ebenezer in the City of Ipswich, and at Bromelton near Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim Region.

Work is expected to include building:

  • 53km of new dual gauge track
  • a 1.1km tunnel through the Teviot Range
  • 27 new bridges
  • up to four crossing loops.

Watch a fly-through of the project

Get a birds-eye view of the Calvert to Kagaru project. This video shows the alignment with the current rail and road earthworks as well as bridges and culverts, as of May 2019. The fly-through is for illustration purposes and for discussion during community consultations in May 2019.

Visualisations

To get a sense of what your community will look like after the project has been completed, check out our visualisations of the proposed design.

Visualisations are for illustrative purposes and not to scale

Bremer River rail bridge

Bremer River rail bridge showing current design Bremer River rail bridge showing proposed design

Cunningham Highway

Cunningham Highway showing current design Cunningham Highway showing proposed design

Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge

Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge showing current design Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge showing proposed design

Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing

Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing showing the current design Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing showing the proposed design

In 2017, the Australian Government confirmed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model would be used to deliver this project as part of the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail.

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