Boundary Road (Coopers Plains), rail level crossing, funding commitment

Options are being investigated to reduce congestion and address safety concerns at Boundary Road, Coopers Plains rail level crossing.

Future stages are dependent on the outcome of the study and available funding.

We will work closely with the community and will keep you informed as the project progresses.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Elimination of the rail level crossing for Boundary Road in Coopers Plains.
  • Reduced congestion for all road users, including people walking and bike riding.
  • Improved safety and access for all road users.
  • Increased reliability to the rail network.

Funding

Investment ID 1488479

Total investment
$186 million
Australian Government
$73 million
Queensland Government
$73 million
Local Government
$40 million

Current status

The business case is currently being developed for this project.

The business case will be developed with input from Brisbane City Council, which is responsible for the local road network including Boundary Road, and Queensland Rail which is responsible for the rail corridor.

Consultation occurred between 7 March 2022 and 24 April 2022, providing key stakeholders and residents the opportunity to give feedback for the business case stage. We will advise of the outcomes of this consultation once feedback has been reviewed and analysed.

Project update

Consultation has now closed.

Option 1 – Boundary Road overpass flythrough

Video Transcript

Opening screen – Option 1 – east west overpass, showing aerial view of new design. The design is a road over rail bridge starting from Rosedale Street to the west, passing over the rail line and Orange Grove Road and rejoining the existing road near Babbidge Street to the west.

Flythrough moves to show a close up of the Coopers Plains Evangelical Church looking towards the overpass, showing the access point for Breton Street to Orange Grove Road and the rail line from ground level.

Screen shows possible parkland at base of overpass and moves to a bird's eye view of Henley Street to the left and Boundary Road looking towards Sunnybank.

Flythrough shows a location aerial view – to Sunnybank at left of screen and to Archerfield at right of screen including the connection under Boundary Road for Orange Grove Road and Breton Street.

The screen shows how to access Breton Street from Orange Grove Road under the new overpass. There is also a new service road running adjacent to the overpass from Breton Road towards Babbidge Street.

The flythrough moves to a drive through view across the new Boundary Road overpass towards Archerfield, passing Babbidge Street on left, crossing the Breton/Orange Grove Road connection, the rail line, Henley Street and Rosedale Street on the right and finishing at the Halt Street/Lensworth Street existing intersection with a new left slip lane and intersection widening.

The video then moves from the Babbidge Street end of the new overpass to show a 360-degree birds eye view flying over the rail line, Rosedale Street, Halt Street and looking back towards Sunnybank before moving back to look towards the city and Archerfield. 

Closing screen showing Australian and Queensland governments coat of arms and the department's webpage link – tmr.qld.gov.au.

Option 2 – Boundary Road overpass with an elevated three-way intersection flythrough

Video Transcript

Opening screen – Option 2 – Three-way elevated intersection, showing aerial view of new design. The design is a road over rail bridge starting from Rosedale Street to the west, passing over the rail line and showing a new elevated intersection for Boundary Road and Orange Grove Road and rejoining the existing road near Babbidge Street to the west.

Flythrough moves to show a close up of the Coopers Plains Evangelical Church looking towards the overpass, showing the rail line from ground level.

Then there is a birds eye view of the overpass and new intersection showing Sunnybank top left, Henley Street, Rosedale Street and Halt Street to the bottom right of the screen.

Screen shows possible parkland at base of overpass and moves to a birds eye view of Henley Street to the left and Boundary Road looking towards Sunnybank.

Flythrough shows a location aerial view of the new three-way intersection looking west.  Babbidge Street to left, Orange Grove Road centre and Halt street to the right.

The flythrough moves to a drive through accessing the new Boundary Road overpass from the new Orange Grove Road three-way intersection including traffic lights and a left-hand slip lane towards Sunnybank.

The screen moves to a drive through view across the new Boundary Road overpass towards Archerfield, passing Babbidge Street on left, following the new service road on the left, passing over the new Orange Grove Road three-way intersection, over the rail line, Henley Street and Rosedale Street on the right and finishing at the Halt Street/Lensworth Street existing intersection with new left slip lane and intersection widening.

The video then moves from the Babbidge Street end of the new overpass to show a 360-degree birds eye view flying over the new Orange Grove Road three-way intersection, showing Beenleigh Road on the western side of the overpass, Joyce Street, the rail line, Rosedale Street, Halt Street and looking back towards Sunnybank before moving back to look towards the city and Archerfield. 

Closing screen showing Australian and Queensland governments coat of arms and the department's webpage link – tmr.qld.gov.au.

Artist's impressions for options

The design options make provisions for the existing rail lines to be upgraded in the future to 4 rail lines.

Option 1: Boundary Road overpass

Artist impression of option 1: Boundary Road overpass.

Option 1: Boundary Road overpass (south aspect)

Artist impression of option 1: Boundary Road overpass (south aspect).

Option 1: Boundary Road (Coopers Plains), rail level crossing, proposed concept design showing active transport and local connections
Boundary Road Coopers Plains rail level crossing proposed concept design option 1
Option 2: Boundary Road with a 3-way elevated intersection

Artist impression of option 2: Boundary Road overpass with a 3-way elevated intersection.

Option 2: Boundary Road with a 3-way elevated intersection (south-east aspect)

Artist impression of option 2: Boundary Road overpass with a 3-way elevated intersection (south-east aspect).

Option 2: Boundary Road (Coopers Plains), rail level crossing, proposed concept design showing active transport and local connections
Boundary Road Coopers Plains rail level crossing proposed concept design option 2 

Boundary Road (Coopers Plains), rail level crossing location map

Boundary Road in Coopers Plains rail level crossing map