Project

Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade

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.

Key Dates

May 2018 Project Announcement
Aug 2020 RFP issued for Stage One
2022 Expected Contract Award for Stage One
2023 Expected Construction Commencement for Stage One
2025 Expected Construction Completion for Stage One

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2016)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Project website
Project page (TMR)
Infrastructure agency resources
IA Project Evaluation
Tender notices
2021/10/01
Major Contract

Beerburrum to Nambour - Stage One

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Beerburrum to Nambour - Stage One

Stage One of the Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade includes:

  • duplication of the track between Beerburrum and Glass House Mountains on an improved alignment
  • duplication of the track between Glass House Mountains and Beerwah within the existing corridor
  • realignment of a 1km section of Steve Irwin Way between Nursery Road and Moffatt Road to accommodate the new rail corridor and track infrastructure
  • Beerburrum Road and Steve Irwin Way intersection upgrade including a new road overpass on Beerburrum Road
  • expansion of the park and ride facilities at Beerburrum, Landsborough and Nambour stations
  • replacement of the Barrs Road level crossing in Glass House Mountains with a new road overpass connecting Barrs Road to Moffatt Road
  • replacement of the Burgess Street road-over-rail bridge with a new road overpass, and
  • construction of a new bus interchange at Landsborough.

Key Dates

Aug 2020 RFP Open
2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2022 Expected Contract Award
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

In 2020-21 QTRIP, the remaining expenditure ($535 million) for Stage One of the project was profiled over the forward estimates to FY2023-24.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
Related contracts:
Early Works
Successful Tenderer - Hall Contracting

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2018 Federal Government announced $390 million towards the project in the 2018-19 Budget
Jun 2018 Queensland Government announced $160.8 million towards the project in 2018-19 Budget. The Budget also stated detailed design for the project will commence in 2018-19 with construction to be delivered in stages based on further negotiations with the Federal Government.
Jun 2020 Stage One Early Works contract opened for tenders.
Jul 2020 Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads held an industry briefing detailing its project pipeline. The Department said that the Stage One Main Works contract will become open for tenders in August 2020.
Aug 2020 The Queensland Government issued a Request for Proposal for Stage One Design and Construct contract, closing on 24 September.
Dec 2020 Alongwith 2020-21 Queensland Budget, the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Programme (QTRIP) profiled the remaining expenditure ($535 million) for Stage One of the project over the forward estimates to FY2023-24.
Aug 2021 The Queensland Government awarded the Early Works contract to Hall Contracting.
Mar 2022 Construction through the early works contract commenced.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Resources
Media releases
2021/08/10