Project

Logan and Gold Coast Rail Improvements

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Logan and Gold Coast Rail Improvements

The Logan and Gold Coast Rail Improvements – previously referred to as Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement – Kuraby to Beenleigh - will see the number of tracks between Kuraby and Beenleigh increased from two to four, 20 kilometres of new track, nine stations upgraded and five level crossings removed.

The project scope includes:

  • 20 kilometres of new tracks and rail systems between Kuraby Station and Beenleigh Station, increasing the corridor from two to four tracks
  • new train signalling technology between Salisbury and Varsity Lakes
  • seven station upgrades and two station relocations including platform straightening and new pedestrian bridges
  • new Loganlea and Trinder Park Stations
  • five level crossing removals at Kuraby, Woodridge, Bethania, Holmview and Beenleigh
  • park ‘n’ ride upgrades
  • duplication of the rail tunnel under Beenleigh Town Square, and
  • active transport facilities and paths along the corridor.

Key Dates

May 2021 Project Announcement
2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2028 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Related contracts:
Transaction Advisory Services
Successful Tenderer - Infrastructure Advisory Group

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2021 The 2021-22 Federal Budget committed $178 million for preconstruction work for Kuraby to Beenleigh section. The Federal Government reported the total funding to date as $356 million, indicating an equivalent commitment from the Queensland Government.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 Queensland Budget matched the $178 million Federal Government allocation for preconstruction work of the project. The preconstruction activity is expected to commence in FY2022-23, and be completed by FY2024-25.
Sep 2021 Community consultation commenced, closing on 29 October.
Feb 2022 The Queensland Government announced $1.1 billion in funding and scope details for the project. The Federal Government have been requested to match this new commitment in line with the 50:50 funding deal for the delivery of infrastructure required for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Additionally, the project is now referred to as the Gold Coast and Logan Rail Improvements.
Mar 2022 The 2022-23 Federal Budget allocated $1.1 billion over four years to the project, the project is now fully funded after the Queensland Government's funding announcement in February.
Apr 2022 The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads awarded Infrastructure Advisory Group the contract to provide the project's Transaction Advisory Services.
Estimated Total Cost
(2022)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland | National |
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