The government of Queensland in Australia is seeking public consultation for its revised A$5.4bn ($4.1bn) Cross River Rail project.

Cross River Rail is a proposed underground rail line that runs through central Brisbane and replaces the planned 2013 BaT Tunnel, which in turn had replaced the original 2010 Cross River Rail proposal.

The project is a 10.2km rail link from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with 5.9km of tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD.

Queensland Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said: “Cross River Rail means better public transport and more jobs right across the South East Queensland network.

“However you choose to travel around South East Queensland, Cross River Rail will get you there faster.

"Cross River Rail means better public transport and more jobs right across the South East Queensland network."

“During construction, Cross River Rail will support more than 1,540 jobs each year and with an anticipated construction timeframe of five years, that’s more than 7,700 jobs for Queenslanders.”

Trad said that the project had been revised, and the public can now make submissions prior to its evaluation by the coordinator general.

The new changes reflect further technical and environmental investigations that were undertaken since the approval of last plans in 2012.

Cross River Rail is set to allow the rail network to expand and offer better travel times across south-east Queensland.

As part of the project, there will be four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street in addition to two upgraded stations at Dutton Park and the Exhibition Showgrounds.