Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade




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Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade
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

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STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $550.8M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: QLD, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

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.

 

Stage One

  • 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, and
  • replacement of the Burgess Street road-over-rail bridge with a new road overpass
  • construction of a new bus interchange at Landsborough

 

 


 

Key Dates

Dec 2016: Building Queensland (BQ) completed a detailed Business Case

May 2018: Federal Government announced $390 million towards the project in the 2018-19 Budget

June 2018: Queensland Government announced $160.8 million towards the project in 2018-19 Budget

Aug 2020: RFP issued for Stage One Main Works contract (D&C)

Q1 2021: Stage One Main Works contract to be awarded

Q2 2022: Stage One Main Works construction to commence

Q4 2024: Stage One Main Works to be completed

 


 

Procurement

RFP for the Stage One Design and Construct contract was issued on 31 August 2020.

Related contracts:
Stage One Early Works contract opened for tenders in June 2020.

 


 

Funding

Federal Government: In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Federal Government allocated $390 million towards the project. The funding is spread across FY2018-19 to FY2023-24.

Queensland Government: The 2018-19 Queensland Budget saw $160.8 million allocated towards the project over the forward estimates to FY2021-22, meaning the project is fully funded according to the 2018-19 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Programme (QTRIP). In 2020-21 QTRIP, the remaining expenditure of $535 million for Stage One of the project was profiled over the forward estimates to FY2023-24.

 


 

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.

Mar 2018: Infrastructure Australia released its positive evaluation of the project, upgrading the project from a Priority Initiative to a Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List. The project has a Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 1.48. In its project evaluation, IA noted that a peer review of the project indicates the preferred delivery approach is an Early Contractor Involvment with a Design and Construct Contract, noting that there were no commercially viable PPP delivery model options for the project.

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.

June 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: On 31 August, the Queensland Government issued a Request for Proposal for Stage One Design and Construct contract, closing on 24 September. 

Dec 2020: Along with 2020-21 Queensland Budget, the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Programme (QTRIP) profiled the remaining expenditure of $535 million for Stage One of the project over the forward estimates to FY2023-24.



Last reviewed: 09/12/2020

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