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Business Case for Brisbane Inland Rail Intermodal Terminal

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Transport Mode:Inter-modal facility
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$10,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council,Ipswich City Council,Toowoomba Regional Council,Scenic Rim Regional Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Brisbane

Project Description

The Australian Government will contribute up to $10 million for a joint business case to consider the development of an intermodal terminal in Brisbane to support Inland Rail.

The Australian and Queensland governments will jointly undertake a detailed business case considering the terminal location andĀ matters including market access/operating models, financing options and value capture opportunities.

Funding for this project has been allocated under the Major Project Business Case Fund.


The project will develop a joint business case that will help determine the preferred delivery option for an intermodal terminal in Brisbane to support Inland Rail.

Government involvement will ensure that intermodal terminals, with sufficient capacity to accommodate double-stacked 1,800-metre trains, are available to support Inland Rail in Brisbane from the commencement of services.


The Australian Government will contribute up to $10 million for the joint business case.


The Business Case will be delivered between mid 2020 and mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 23/10/2020