The proposed project will duplicate the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough (approximately 20 kilometres in length) and upgrade the existing infrastructure between Landsborough and Nambour.
The proposed project also includes a range of other upgrades, including:
- Beerburrum Road overpass
- Steve Irwin Way realignment
- replacement of Barrs Road level crossing and Caloundra Street level crossing
- a new bridge over the rail track at Burgess Street
- replacement of the temporary single platforms at stations at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye station with permanent dual platforms
- passing loop extensions at Landsborough, Eudlo and Woombye stations, and
- expanding the park and ride facilities at Beerburrum, Landsborough, Palmwoods and Nambour stations.
The project is designed to increase capacity on the link, improve network integration, and reduce operating and maintenance costs of the track.
Queensland Government has indicated that the project will be delivered in stages.
|May 2018||Project Announcement|
|Aug 2020||RFP issued for Stage One|
|2021||Expected Contract Award for Stage One|
|2021||Expected Construction Commencement for Stage One|
|2024||Expected Construction Completion for Stage One|
|Procuring Agency:||Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland|
|Dec 2016||Building Queensland (BQ) completed a detailed Business Case which was considered during the government budget process and also submitted to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for consideration on 19 July 2017.|
|Feb 2018||Infrastructure Australia evaluated the project business case and listed on its Infrastructure Priority List as a Priority Project with a near term time frame.|
|Oct 2021||The Queensland Government called for Expressions of Interest for a civil designer for the Hinterland Recreation Trail Project and Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade, closing on 15 October.|
Project Summary (Building Queensland)
Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Programme (QTRIP)