The Inland Rail project is set to improve the national rail network and serve the interstate freight market, it will necessitate approximately 400 km of track upgrades and approximately 600 km of new track.
The project will take centre stage at the 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2017.
Mr Simon Thomas, Programme Director for the Inland Rail Programme at the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will address the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference on the importance of investment in the Inland Rail as strategic infrastructure for the future, providing capacity to serve the east coast freight market for the next century.
The Conference will also look at the Consolidated Land and Rail Australia (CLARA) plan which would see the creation of eight new ‘smart’ cities alongside a high speed rail network. CLARA Chairman Nick Clearly will examine how sustainable, smart-cities and transport infrastructure can alleviate the pressures of over-crowding that currently runs rampant in Australian cities.
Also profiled at the Conference, the Cross River Rail is the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project. Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning – QLD, Cross River Rail Project Director Gavin Nicholls will present an overview of the key features and economic benefits of the plan.
An outline of planning and delivery of transport infrastructure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ will be presented by Commonwealth Games, Department of Transport and Main Roads – QLD, Executive Director Grant Morris. The Conference will highlight projects in store for Games venues across the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.
The 8th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference 2017 will take place on the 23-24th May at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.