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Cross River Rail Project

Project overview*

Project statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionA new north-south rail line connecting Dutton Park to Bowen Hills under the Brisbane River and CBD.
ProponentCross River Rail Delivery Authority
Location/sThe rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills through Brisbane's CBD. Map
Local government/sBrisbane 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.

Project changes

Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for changes to the Cross River Rail project.

Read more about the project changes.

Have your say

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has lodged an application for evaluation of the environmental effects of a request for project changes to the Cross River Rail project.

The Coordinator-General has released the project change application for public and agency comment.

You are invited to comment on the project change application, including the potential environmental impacts and the effectiveness of the measures proposed to manage those impacts.

The Coordinator-General will consider your submission as part of the evaluation of the request for project changes.

Submissions close at 5 pm on 24 December 2020.

Make a submission on the project change application.

Construction enquiries

The Cross River Rail Project is now under construction. If you have any enquiries regarding the construction of the project, contact the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority:

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

26 June 2019The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 31 December 2024.
8 June 2017The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General’s EIS evaluation report of 9 June 2020.
13 December 2016The Coordinator-General stated a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General's EIS Evaluation Report of 20 December 2017.
20 December 2012Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 1.85 MB) released.
4 July 2012Supplementary 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 2010Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 388 KB) released.
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10 April 2010 to
17 May 2010
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
7 April 2010Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
26 March 2010Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 198 KB)
26 February 2010Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 368 KB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Further information

Visit the Cross River Rail website.

Media releases

Last updated: Monday, Oct 12, 2020