Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor

Building Queensland is leading the development of a Detailed Business Case for the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor (TEARC) in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

TEARC is a proposed new freight rail link connecting the Mount Isa Line and North Coast Line, through the Townsville State Development Area to the Port of Townsville. The project is expected to meet future demand and improve efficiencies. It is also expected to enhance regional development and improve Townsville’s community amenity.

As part of the Detailed Business Case, Building Queensland has developed a project reference design and is continuing to investigate a range of factors to assess TEARC’s feasibility, including:

  • current and projected freight traffic demand
  • integration with the Port of Townsville’s rail network
  • current and projected mining demand—particularly from the North West Minerals Province
  • alignment with state and federal strategic plans and priorities
  • potential economic benefits, including wider economic benefits
  • environmental considerations
  • social impacts to Townsville.

The completed Business Case is expected to be delivered to government in Q4 2017.

View the TEARC Newsletter.

Community Information Sessions

Building Queensland is holding community information sessions in Townsville as part of the development of the Detailed Business Case.

Residents are invited to visit the project team in one of the locations listed below to learn more about the Detailed Business Case:

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 9 am–12 pm – Willows Shopping Centre

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 1 pm–5 pm – CastleTown Shopping Centre

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017, 10 am–2 pm – Fairfield Central Shopping Centre

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017, 4 pm–7 pm – Stockland Shopping Centre.

Community feedback

We welcome your feedback on the project. You can provide your comments here or by calling (free call) 1800 880 314 or emailing TEARC

 

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