EARLY works on the $500 million Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade are commencing.
Stage 1 of the project will deliver extra capacity on rail lines and aims to reduce pressure on the Bruce Highway with three new road-over-rail bridges, including the remove of the level crossing at Caloundra Street in Landsborough, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement to Parliement today.
It will also create over 300 jobs for the duration of the project.
“This will change the lives of thousands of people right throughout southeast Queensland, improving services for commuters from Caloundra to Landsborough right through to Nambour and Palmwoods,” the Premier said.
“This major upgrade will ensure that we are ready to welcome thousands of visitors to the southeast in time for the 2032 Olympic Games.
She added that the Beerburrum to Nambour line was “vital” to rebuilding the economy and improving opportunities for local businesses.
The project is expected to be completed by 2025.
- Duplication of the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough stations (around 20km in length)
- Beerburrum Road overpass
- Expansion of park ‘n’ ride facilities at Beerburrum, Landsborough, Palmwoods and Nambour stations
- Steve Irwin Way realignment
- Replacement of Barrs Road level crossing with a new connection
- A new bridge over the rail track at Burgess Street
- Replacement of the Caloundra Street level crossing in Landsborough with a grade separated crossing
- Passing loop extensions at Landsborough, Eudlo and Woombye stations
- Replacement of the temporary single platforms at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye stations with permanent dual platforms connected by lifts and overbridges.