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

A preferred option has been identified to reduce congestion and address safety concerns at Boundary Road, Coopers Plains rail level crossing.

The preferred option includes an overpass of the existing rail line at Boundary Road with an elevated three-way intersection connecting Boundary Road and Orange Grove Road.

Future stages are subject to additional funding commitments.

The department 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

This project is funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government, and Brisbane City Council. Investment ID 1488479

Project scope, cost and timing are subject to further planning, consideration and negotiation with funding partners.

Funding figures updated December 2023 to reflect increased Australian Government contributions.

Total investment
$399 million
Australian Government
$179.5 million
Queensland Government
$179.5 million
Local government
$40 million

Current status

Design is now underway.

The business case was finalised in August 2022.

The business case was developed with input from the community, 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 during development of the business case. This provided key stakeholders and residents the opportunity to give feedback that helped develop the concept for the project. The outcome of this consultation is now available for download.

Project update

Preferred option – Boundary Road overpass with an elevated three-way intersection 

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

Boundary Road rail level crossing map

Artist's impressions – November 2022 (indicative only)

Active transport connection on Boundary Road overpass, looking towards Sunnybank, with Henley Street to left of the overpass.

Active transport connection on Boundary Road overpass, looking towards Sunnybank, with Henley Street to left of the overpass.

New elevated three-way intersection of Boundary Road overpass and Orange Grove Road, looking towards Archerfield.

New elevated three-way intersection of Boundary Road overpass and Orange Grove Road, looking towards Archerfield.

New Orange Grove Road intersection with Boundary Road overpass, looking west towards Acacia Ridge.

New Orange Grove Road intersection with Boundary Road overpass, looking west towards Acacia Ridge.

Aerial view, Boundary Road overpass, looking south-west towards Acacia Ridge.

Aerial view, Boundary Road overpass, looking south-west towards Acacia Ridge.

Boundary Road overpass, looking North towards Brisbane CBD.

Boundary Road overpass, looking North towards Brisbane CBD.

Boundary Road overpass, looking towards Archerfield with Orange Grove Road to right of the overpass.

Boundary Road overpass, looking towards Archerfield with Orange Grove Road to right of the overpass.

Preferred Option - Boundary Road overpass with an elevated 3-way intersection

Video transcript

Opening screen – Preferred design for the new Boundary Road rail level crossing – Three-way signalised, 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 level near Babbidge Street to the west. The opening screen shows an aerial view of the area looking north towards the Brisbane CBD.

The flythrough then shows a close-up of the Coopers Plains Evangelical Church on Beenleigh Rd looking north towards the overpass, showing the rail line from ground level. Then moving right showing a bird's eye view over Breton Street, the Boundary Road overpass and new elevated intersection at Orange Grove Road.

The screen then shows parkland at the base of the overpass and moves to a bird's-eye view of Henley Street to the left and the Boundary Road overpass featuring the active transport shared path. The view then shows the parkland across from Henley Street under the Boundary Rd overpass to Beenleigh Road, looking towards Archerfield. 

The flythrough then shows the active transport underpass at Brenton Street connecting through to Joyce Street and Orange Grove Road. With a bird's-eye view crossing Orange Grove Road, running along Dickson Close parkland and shows both the separate active transport path and the pedestrian path on Boundary Road looking towards Sunnybank. 

The flyover then shows an aerial view of Orange Grove Road moving towards the Boundary Road intersection. The flyover then turns left towards Sunnybank along Boundary Road displaying the separated active transport path on the left-hand side and the new service road which connects Babbidge Street to Breton Street on the right, with the screen view finishing at the new signalised intersection at Augstein Street. 
The flythrough then moves back up Boundary Road looking towards Archerfield, starting with Augstein Street and the Babbidge Street service road on the left running parallel to the beginning of the elevated overpass on Boundary Road. The aerial view journeys across the Boundary Road overpass, past Orange Grove Road on the right, over the Beenleigh Road and Henley Street underpass through to the other side of the rail line past Rosedale Street on the right and turning to face Halt Street on the left featuring the new left slip lane and intersection widening. 

The closing 360-degree bird's-eye view travels down Boundary Road heading west, starting at Augstein Street moving past Orange Grove Road then facing east towards Sunnybank with Halt Street located at the right-hand side of the view. 

The view then travels east down Boundary Road looking towards Brisbane CBD and moving past Beenleigh Road, across the rail line and turning towards Archerfield above the Boundary Road and Augstein intersection. 

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