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Inland Rail - Calvert to Kagaru

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS 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
  • Logan City 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 one kilometre of tunnel through the Teviot Range
  • construction of rail infrastructure, 27 bridges  and four crossing loops
  • connection to the existing West Moreton and Interstate railway lines
  • ancillary works including road and public utility crossings and realignments.
Expected completion 2025
Jobs
  • 271 (construction)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Frequently asked questions

The Coordinator-General has prepared responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs)  about the EIS process for the Inland Rail - Calvert to Kagaru project.

Flood Panel review

Parallel to the Coordinator-General’s EIS process, the Flood Panel is currently reviewing the draft EIS for the project and is preparing a report.

Information on the Flood Panel review and report

Members of the public can contact the panel regarding the review and report at InlandRailFloodPanel@tmr.qld.gov.au, or in writing to:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads
Inland Rail Team
GPO Box 213 Brisbane Qld 4001.

Have your say

Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Inland Rail – Calvert to Kagaru project.

The Coordinator-General has released the draft EIS for public and government agency submissions.

You are invited to make a submission on the draft EIS, including the project’s potential direct and indirect environmental impacts and the effectiveness of measures proposed to manage those impacts.

The Coordinator-General will consider your submission as part of her evaluation of the project’s environmental impacts.

Submissions close at 5pm on 8 March 2021.

Make a submission on the draft EIS

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

DateActivity
21 December 2020 to 8 March 2021

Draft EIS public consultation.

Draft EIS, including appendices.

1 September 2020 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 February 2022.
11 November 2019 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 September 2020 .
8 October 2019 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 11 November 2019.
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

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: Friday, Jan 15, 2021