• Funding program Major Project Business Case
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Rail
  • Estimated project cost $15,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $15,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Brisbane City Council,Ipswich City Council,Lockyer Valley Regional Council,Toowoomba Regional Council
  • State QLD

Project description

The Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail business case is investigating the need and viability of a passenger rail connection and confirming the corridor requirements to deliver this project, including any potential interfaces with Inland Rail.

The project is being led by the Queensland Government and is being developed under the Queensland Government Project Assessment Framework (PAF), which sets out three phases of business case assessment and development: 

1. Strategic Assessment of Service Requirements

2. Preliminary Evaluation

3. Business Case Development


The Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail project is currently in the Preliminary Evaluation phase.


A passenger rail between Brisbane and Toowoomba will provide the opportunity to improve access to services and business development prospects throughout the region.


The Australian Government has committed $15 million to the Toowoomba to Brisbane Passenger Rail project.


The Australian Government is continuing to work with the Queensland Government to progress business case activities.

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