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Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project

Overview:

The Queensland Government is committed to progressively upgrading the priority North Coast Line to improve its safety, efficiency and reliability. 

The Beerburrum to Nambour (B2N) Rail Upgrade project will provide additional track capacity and reliability, creating travel time savings and increased passenger and freight services to the growing Sunshine Coast region.

Preconstruction activities have commenced.

Location:

The North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Nambour stations, covering about 40km in length.

Benefits:

The full scope of the business case for the B2N project includes duplication of the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough stations (around 20 kilometres in length) as well as station upgrades, new park and ride facilities and new rail passing loops between Landsborough and Nambour.

Benefits include:

  • deliver station upgrades and additional park and ride facilities
  • fewer delays due to increased track capacity and reliability
  • reduced peak hour highway congestion between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
  • reduced travel times for passengers and freight
  • attract more passenger and freight services through efficient, accessible and reliable rail infrastructure
  • reduced infrastructure maintenance and operating costs for this section of track over the life of the project.
Funding:

The project currently has committed Queensland Government funding of $160.8 million. The Australian Government committed up to $390 million on a 50:50 basis. The Queensland Government continues to negotiate with the Australian Government regarding full project funding.

A staged approach to project delivery will be implemented.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - North Coast District, North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - Wide Bay-Burnett District

Project info

Key features of the full scope of the business case for the B2N project include:

  • a duplication of the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough stations (around 20 kilometres in length)
  • Beerburrum Road and Steve Irwin Way intersection upgrade
  • Beerburrum Station, Landsborough Station and Nambour Station extension of park and ride facilities
  • Caves Road realignment
  • Steve Irwin Way realignment
  • replacement of Barrs Road level crossing with a new connection
  • a new bridge over the rail track at Burgess Street
  • replacing the Caloundra Street level crossing in Landsborough with a road over rail grade separated crossing
  • passing loop extensions at Landsborough, Eudlo and Woombye
  • expansion of park and ride facilities at Palmwoods
  • replacement of the temporary single platforms at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye stations, with permanent dual platforms connected by lifts and overbridges.

Current funding is insufficient to complete all features listed in the business case. The timing for delivery and any staging of construction works will be finalised, confirmed and communicated through the detailed design phase.

Current status

Preconstruction activities for the B2N project have commenced.

Next steps

The Queensland Government will continue to have discussions with the Australian Government regarding full funding in line with the 80:20 funding arrangements for National Land Transport Network projects of national significance, outside metropolitan areas.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this project, email the project team at B2N@tmr.qld.gov.au or telephone 1800 517 177.

Community info

North Coast Connect Project

Last updated
01 August 2019