Port of Brisbane

In late 2019, the Australian Government announced $20 million would be provided for planning a Port of Brisbane connection as part of a broader commitment to Inland Rail.

The Port of Brisbane plays a significant role in the movement of current and forecast freight demand across Queensland, accounting for more than 50% of Queensland's international trade.

Inland Rail will eventually link to the Port of Brisbane via existing rail lines supporting South-East Queensland's continued economic growth and development. The Australian and Queensland Governments are undertaking analysis of corridor options, taking into consideration the timing and demand for when a dedicated rail freight path to the Port of Brisbane will be required to service Inland Rail.

This work complements the Government's investment in market access to Brisbane including the business case for a proposed intermodal terminal and freight precinct capable of supporting Inland Rail.