Beams Road (Carseldine and Fitzgibbon), rail level crossing, funding commitment

The Beams Road (Carseldine and Fitzgibbon), rail level crossing project will reduce congestion and address safety concerns at the rail level crossing on Beams Road, Carseldine.

Beams Road is an important local road that provides connections for communities in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It currently experiences significant congestion at the rail level crossing, particularly during peak hours. 

An overpass upgrade to the rail level crossing will provide improved and more reliable travel times for rail and road users, reduce congestion and improve safety and access.

Upgrades to the Beams Road level crossing will also integrate with the Carseldine station park 'n' ride upgrades.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • A new overpass bridge
  • Removal of existing rail level crossing boom gates
  • Paths for walking and bike riding.


In June 2020, the Queensland Government committed $113 million towards the Beams Road Level Crossing Upgrade project.

In October 2020, the Australian Government committed $50 million to the Beams Road Level Crossing Upgrade project.

Brisbane City Council (BCC) has committed $40 million to the Beams Road Level Crossing Upgrade project.

Additional funding contributions for the project are to be finalised. Investment ID 1700001

Total investment
$203 million
Australian Government
$50 million
Queensland Government
$113 million
Local Government
$40 million

Current status

The business case is currently being developed for the project as part of the planning process.

It will confirm the preferred option, advance the design, quantify the project benefits and confirm the project’s cost estimates.

The business case is expected to be completed in late 2021. As Beams Road is a local road owned by BCC the business case and start of delivery of the level crossing overpass are subject to BCC approvals and the project being fully funded.

Project map

Beams Road at Carseldine overview map