Works and planning
The Helidon to Calvert section of Inland Rail will be built predominantly within the existing rail corridor and the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Gowrie to Grandchester protected rail corridor. A study area has been identified to consider refinements.
Work is expected to include building:
- 47km of new dual gauge track
- an 850-metre long tunnel (approximately)
- 30 bridges, including:
- 26 rail bridges (with 12 rail bridge crossing roads and 1 grade separated rail bridge crossing rail)
- 3 road bridges crossing rail in Helidon and Gatton
- 1 grade separated pedestrian bridge crossing rail in Gatton
- crossing loops at Helidon, Gatton, Laidley and Calvert.
Watch a fly-through of the project
Get a birds-eye view of the Helidon to Calvert project. The fly-through is for illustration purposes and for discussion during community consultations.
Current and upcoming field investigations
Last updated 3 June 2022.
|Location/s||Type of work||Timing||Contractor||What to expect|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Hydrology||Ongoing||ARTC / FFJV||Contact to collect flood data from the February/March event.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Ecology surveys||Ongoing||EMM Consulting||Contractor conducting walk overs on properties located on and near the alignment, as agreed.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Groundwater monitoring||Ongoing||Golders||Contractors and vehicles driving along the alignment to check groundwater monitoring bores on public and private properties.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Surface water monitoring||Ongoing||Golders||Contractors collecting water quality data from waterways relevant to the projects, generally in line with the monitoring sites outlined in the draft EIS’s.|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Koala genetics survey||Upcoming||Inland Rail, Environmental Resources Management Australia (ERM) and University of Sunshine Coast (USC)||Field investigations of koala populations along the alignment. Field teams of two research ecologists and a koala detection dog.|
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
Warrego Highway, Grantham
Off Beavan Street, Gatton
Douglas McInness Drive, Laidley
Calvert School Road, Calvert
June 15, 2022
Gowrie to Kagaru groundwater bore survey underway
ARTC is undertaking a groundwater bore survey for properties that may be impacted by the Gowrie to Kagaru projects of the Inland Rail program.
June 15, 2022
Requesting 2022 flood images
Following the rain and flooding events this year, ARTC is undertaking studies to understand how properties were impacted and incorporate any new information such as new peak flow levels into project designs.
June 15, 2022
Helidon to Calvert project update June 2022
As part of the Coordinated Projects process, the Queensland Coordinator-General has evaluated the Inland Rail Helidon to Calvert (H2C) project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and decided a request for additional information (RFI) is required.