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 22 December 2022.
|Location/s||Type of work||Timing||Contractor||What to expect|
|Gowrie to Kagaru||Groundwater monitoring||Ongoing||Golders||Contractors checking 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||Cadastral Survey||Ongoing||RPS Surveys||Installation and establishment of major survey control marks within the G2K project areas.|
|Gowrie to Helidon||Ground Water sampling||December 2022 to January 2023||Regionerate Rail |
(Epic Environmental and Webuild)
|Installation and monitoring of ground water monitoring bore on and private properties.|
|Gowrie to Helidon and Helidon to Calvert||Soil sampling||March to May 2023||FFJV (Aurecon)||Contractor conducting soil sampling on properties located on and near the alignment, as agreed.|
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
April 5, 2023
Gowrie to Kagaru surveys and site investigations April to June 2023
Between April and June 2023, our preferred proponent for the delivery of the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail, Regionerate Rail, will undertake various site surveys as well as utility services and geotechnical investigations in the project areas between Gowrie and Kagaru.
April 5, 2023
Have your say at the Helidon to Calvert revised draft EIS workshops
Starting in April, we’re holding information sessions to seek community feedback to inform the Helidon to Calvert project’s revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) chapters.