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Project overview*

EIS status The Coordinator-General has received an application for project change to the previously approved project
Description A new north-south rail line connecting Dutton Park to Bowen Hills under the Brisbane River and CBD.
Proponent Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location/s The rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills through Brisbane's CBD. Map
Local government/s Brisbane City Council
Investment $5.4 billion
Key features
  • 10.2 kilometres of rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills
  • 5.9 kilometres of tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD
  • new stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition showgrounds.
  • 1547 construction
  • 576 operational

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
CurrentlyThe project change application and submissions are being assessed by the Coordinator-General.
13 December 2016 The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General's EIS Evaluation Report of 20 December 2017.
20 December 2012 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 1.85 MB) released.
4 July 2012 Supplementary information to EIS (PDF icon 10.69 MB) released to agencies for comment from 4 July 2012 to 1 August 2012 (and submitters for information only).
30 August 2011 to
21 October 2011
Public consultation on EIS.
19 August 2010 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 388 KB) released.
28 July 2010 Project not deemed a 'controlled action' - provided the project is undertaken in a 'particular manner'. More information
10 April 2010 to
17 May 2010
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
7 April 2010 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
26 March 2010 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 198 KB)
26 February 2010 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 368 KB), submitted.

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Project changes

Project change application

Date Activity
3 April 2017 to 21 April 2017

Extension to public consultation on project change application.

Amended Volume 3 – Cross River Rail design diagrams – All documents not listed here that were subject to consultation over the period 25 February 2017 and 27 March 2017 remain unaltered:

31 March 2017 Coordinator-General decided to extend the public consultation period.
25 February 2017 to
27 March 2017

Public consultation on project change application.

Volume 1 – Request for project change (PDF icon 34.4 MB)

Volume 2 – Draft outline environmental management plan (PDF icon 3 MB)

Volume 3 – Cross River Rail design drawings – sections

Volume 4 – Technical reports (PDF icon 28.6 MB)

5 December 2016 Proponent’s project change application submitted.

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Further information

Visit the Cross River Rail website.

Media releases