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Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation - Tranche 3 - Rail Renewal

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$96,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$28,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Break O'day Council,Brighton Council,Burnie City Council,Central Coast Council,Derwent Valley Council,Devonport City Council,George Town Council,Kentish Council,Latrobe Council,Launceston City Council,Meander Valley Council,Northern Midlands Council,Southern Midlands Council,Waratah/Wynyard Council,West Coast Council

Project Description

The Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program Tranche 3 - Rail Renewal will identify priority projects that continue to raise the quality of the major lines on the Tasmanian rail network through selective re-sleepering and track replacement. Culverts will be strengthened, drainage and formation works undertaken and level crossings upgraded. These works will build on upgrades under Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Tranche 1 and 2.

There are complimentary works under Tranche 3 involving upgrades to the Burnie Port Shiploader (please see separate project website: Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation - Tranche 3 – Port of Burnie Shiploader Upgrade).


Projects will aim to reduce the operational costs of freight movements, provide additional rail capacity, improve reliability and reduce transit times.


The Australian Government will contribute up to $28 million for the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation - Tranche 3 - Rail Renewal.


Constructions is expected to start in mid 2021 and be complete by mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 18/10/2019