The 28km Gowrie to Helidon section of Inland Rail includes constructing a new track through the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley region in Queensland and building a vast freight tunnel.
The new dual gauge track will run from Gowrie, north-west of Toowoomba to Helidon, east of Toowoomba, and will include several significant viaducts and cuttings designed to create an efficient route through the steep terrain.
A new 6.2km tunnel will be built through the Toowoomba Range, making it the largest diameter diesel freight tunnel in the southern hemisphere.
This project is currently in the reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for this project. This technically complex section of Inland Rail will be delivered using a Public Private Partnership funding arrangement.
Building new dual gauge track, including a 6.2km tunnel, 13 bridges and viaduct structures, and 3 crossing loops
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.
October 19, 2020
Keeping the conversation going at community events
Our project teams have been busy attending recent community events and market days in your area because we want you to be as informed possible about project progress.
October 19, 2020
We’re making progress on the Environmental Impact Statements
Steady progress is being made with the Coordinator General (CG) on each of the three Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for the Gowrie to Kagaru section.