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

Salisbury to Beaudesert rail business case

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council,Logan City Council,Scenic Rim Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The business case will consider planning for a proposed passenger rail link between Salisbury and Beaudesert and further develop concepts to identify land requirements for the future corridor. It will be delivered with consideration of future demand for freight and passenger movements including the Inland Rail project.

The business case will investigate but not be limited to:

  • options for delivery including timing of construction, and
  • consideration of costs and benefits of the project.

Benefits

Identifying and preserving the future corridor will inform development in the area, allow communities and property owners to plan for their future and allow the Queensland Government to appropriately condition development. A dedicated passenger rail line will reduce travel times and get passengers where they need to go sooner.

Regular passenger rail services have the potential to not only improve access to jobs, health services and affordable housing, but also to boost tourism and increase development throughout the region. Other benefits include:

  • improved travel reliability
  • efficient and reliable travel options, and
  • improved connectivity

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $10 million to the project.

Timetable

The Business Case will be delivered between 2020 and mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 4/10/2022