Inland Rail - NSW - QLD Border to Gowrie




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Inland Rail - NSW - QLD Border to Gowrie
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million



STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: Commonwealth, QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH:
TYPE: Greenfield

The circa $10 billion Inland Rail project would see the creation of a 1,700 kilometre Melbourne to Brisbane freight rail line along Australia's east-coast - bypassing the congested Sydney network and the circuitous north coast line via Australia’s four richest farming regions in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The NSW-QLD Border to Gowrie (B2G) section will connect Inland rail, with approximately 116 km of new dual gauge track and 82 km of upgraded track, from near Yelarbon to Gowrie Junction north west of Toowoomba. The Federal Government announced in September 2017 the preferred corridor for the B2G section is a route that runs via Pittsworth, Brookstead and the Wellcamp-Charlton industrial precinct. Four possible routes were under consideration including:

- a route from Inglewood through Millmerran (base case);
- a route or connection to the Charlton and Wellcamp areas;
- a route through Karara and Leyburn; and
- a route closer to Warwick.

Aurecon and AECOM jointly undertook Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) of the corridors and found that the cost of all options was relatively similar, with the base case being the least expensive.

The project will progress to the detailed design phase including the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).


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