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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description Upgrade, realignment and duplication of approximately 22 kilometres of the existing North Coast Line, between Landsborough and Nambour, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Proponent Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location/s The rail line begins directly north of the Landsborough railway station, passing through the towns of Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods, Woombye and ending at Nambour railway station. Map
Local government/s Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Key features
  • double-track railway
  • corridor that could accommodate two additional tracks as part of any future upgrade
  • new stations at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye and upgrade of Nambour station
  • tunnels south of Mooloolah and south of Eudlo
  • potential road-rail grade separations

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
9 November 2011 Coordinator-General's report on EIS released.
30 August 2010 to
11 October 2010
Public consultation on supplementary EIS.

Supplementary EIS
13 July 2009 to
24 August 2009
Public consultation on EIS.

EIS
3 October 2008 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 736 KB) released.
5 July 2008 to
4 August 2008
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
10 June 2008 Project not deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
6 July 2007 Gazettal of significant project declaration (PDF icon 153 KB)
8 April 2007 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
23 February 2007 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 390 KB), submitted.

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