|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||August 2012 - June 2014
|Estimated Project Cost:||$20,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Southern Midlands Council
|Corridor:||Hobart - Burnie
The Australian Government provided $20 million towards improvements around Rhyndaston on the main north-south line. This project reached completion in June 2014.
Works delivered included:
- Rehabilitating and improving the track infrastructure;
- Installing concrete sleepers;
- Replacing life-expired rail; and
- Minor rehabilitation and improvements works on the drainage systems, ballast and earthworks along the line.
The works have improved the quality of the line over the difficult terrain on this section of the Tasmanian rail network, supporting greater train capacity, more reliable services and making the rail network more competitive.
This project had a total cost of $20 million and was fully funded by the Commonwealth.
The $1.74 million scoping and development phase of this project commenced in August 2009 and was completed in mid 2011. Construction works commenced in August 2012 and were completed in June 2014.
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Project details last updated: 23/02/2015