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April 4, 2018

Queensland to explore railway connectivity to Port of Brisbane

The Australian and Queensland Governments have agreed to explore options to improve rail connectivity to the Port of Brisbane.

The Australian and Queensland Governments have agreed to explore options to improve rail connectivity to the Port of Brisbane.

The jointly funded A$1.5m ($1.16m) study will evaluate the feasibility of options to enhance rail freight connections between the port and Acacia Ridge.

Infrastructure and transport minister Michael McCormack opined that the freight rail connections serve as key links to support south-east Queensland economic growth and development.

He said: “Infrastructure Australia identified a dedicated rail freight line servicing the Port of Brisbane as a high-priority initiative and this is one of the options, which will be investigated as part of the study.

“Inland Rail is a strategic investment in Australia’s infrastructure future and the Port of Brisbane study will examine the possibility of a dedicated freight link from the port.”

“Inland Rail is a strategic investment in Australia’s infrastructure future and the Port of Brisbane study will examine the possibility of a dedicated freight link from the port.

“Significant analysis was undertaken as part of the 2015 Inland Rail Business Case which found the existing line could continue to service the port until 2030. The new joint study will now assess a range of immediate and long-term options to ensure freight continues to move efficiently.”

The study will be carried out by independent specialist advisers and it is expected to be completed in the next 12 months.

Queensland minister for transport and main roads Mark Bailey stated that the study will also assess the demand and existing infrastructure capacity for rail freight to and from the port.

Bailey said: “The views of key stakeholders such as the Port of Brisbane, Brisbane City Council, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Queensland Rail and the Australian Rail Track Corporation will be sought as part of the study.”

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