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Landsborough to Nambour Rail Project

Project overview*

EIS statusLapsed*
DescriptionUpgrade, realignment and duplication of approximately 22 kilometres of the existing North Coast Line, between Landsborough and Nambour, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
ProponentDepartment of Transport and Main Roads
Location/sThe 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.
Local government/sSunshine 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

9 November 2015Coordinator-General’s report on EIS lapsed.
9 November 2011Coordinator-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.

3 October 2008Terms 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 2007Gazettal of significant project declaration (PDF icon 153 KB)
8 April 2007Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
23 February 2007Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 390 KB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 04 Jan 2024