Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description 53 kilometre single-track dual-gauge freight railway
Proponent Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited
Location/s Calvert to Kagaru through the Teviot Range Map
Local government/s
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
Investment $1.2 billion
Key features
  • 53 kilometre single-track dual-gauge freight rail line to accommodate double stack freight trains up to 1800 metres long
  • approximately 1.1 kilometres of tunnels through the Teviot Range
  • construction of rail infrastructure, bridges, viaducts and crossing loops
  • connection to the existing West Moreton and Interstate railway lines
  • ancillary works including road and public utility crossings and realignments.
Expected completion 2024
  • 1600 (construction)
  • TBA (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
7 June 2019 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 9 October 2019.
8 December 2017 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 751 KB) released.
26 August 2017 to 25 September 2017 Draft terms of reference (PDF icon 299 KB) for EIS public consultation.
21 June 2017 Delegate for the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
16 June 2017 Gazettal (PDF icon 239 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.
10 May 2017 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 13.8 MB), submitted.
10 May 2017 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy

Further information

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