Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Port of Brisbane Further Planning

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2020 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council,Ipswich City Council,Logan City Council,Scenic Rim Regional Council

Project Description

Building on the joint Port of Brisbane Strategic Rail Access Study, further planning for a dedicated rail freight connection to the Port of Brisbane will consider alignments, costs and benefits and the potential for staged delivery of the Project. The further planning will refine corridor options for a dedicated rail freight path to the Port of Brisbane, allowing future proofing of the corridor. The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million in funding for Port of Brisbane further planning with Queensland Government to provide an in-kind matching contribution.


If future demand arises, a dedicated freight rail route to the Port of Brisbane would ease freight-related congestion and improve liveability in South East Queensland. It would support the state’s future economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by facilitation of domestic and international trade flows and contributing to the growth of a key economic enabler for the state, the Port of Brisbane.


The Australian Government has committed $20 million in funding for this project with Queensland Goverment to provide in-kind matching contribution.


The Further Planning work is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Project details last updated: 4/10/2022