Works and planning

The Calvert to Kagaru section of Inland Rail generally follows the protected Southern Freight Rail Corridor (SFRC) that was gazetted as a future rail corridor by the Queensland Government in 2010.

This corridor links the West Moreton line near Calvert to the interstate rail line near Kagaru, north of Beaudesert. The connection will provide convenient access for freight to major proposed industrial developments at Ebenezer in the City of Ipswich, and at Bromelton near Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim Region.

Work is expected to include building:

  • 53km of new dual gauge track
  • a 985m tunnel through the Teviot Range
  • 31 new bridges
  • up to four crossing loops.

Current and upcoming field investigations

Last updated 22 December 2022.

Location/sType of workTimingContractorWhat to expect
Gowrie to KagaruGroundwater monitoringOngoingGoldersContractors checking groundwater monitoring bores on public and private properties.
Gowrie to KagaruSurface water monitoringOngoingGoldersContractors collecting water quality data from waterways relevant to the projects, generally in line with the monitoring sites outlined in the draft EIS’s.
Gowrie to KagaruCadastral SurveyOngoingRPS SurveysInstallation and establishment of major survey control marks within the G2K project areas.
Gowrie to HelidonGround Water samplingDecember 2022 to January 2023Regionerate Rail
(Epic Environmental and Webuild)
Installation and monitoring of ground water monitoring bore on and private properties.
Gowrie to Helidon and Helidon to CalvertSoil samplingMarch to May 2023FFJV (Aurecon) Contractor conducting soil sampling on properties located on and near the alignment, as agreed.

Watch a fly-through of the project

Get a birds-eye view of the Calvert to Kagaru project. This video shows the alignment with the current rail and road earthworks as well as bridges and culverts, as of May 2019. The fly-through is for illustration purposes and for discussion during community consultations in May 2019.


To get a sense of what your community will look like after the project has been completed, check out our visualisations of the proposed design.

Visualisations are for illustrative purposes and not to scale

Bremer River rail bridge

Bremer River rail bridge showing current design Bremer River rail bridge showing proposed design

Cunningham Highway

Cunningham Highway showing current design Cunningham Highway showing proposed design

Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge

Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge showing current design Ipswich-Boonah rail bridge showing proposed design

Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing

Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing showing the current design Wild Pig Creek Road level crossing showing the proposed design