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Cross River Rail Reference Design
Cross River Rail is a proposed north-south rail line in Brisbane’s inner city, including a new tunnel under the Brisbane River and new underground inner city rail stations. Following technical investigations and community and stakeholder consultation, the Cross River Rail reference design was developed which includes tunnel design, surface track design, station design and entry points, property

Facilitation of Private Railway Infrastructure
Key legislation governing railway construction and operation in Queensland was largely enacted in the era of government owned corporation (GOC) railway operations, with the state owning both land and rail infrastructure and Queensland Transport regulating Queensland Rail’s (QR’s) operations. A feature which underpins this regulatory environment is that railways were designed, built and operated

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
The Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 makes amendments to a number of Acts to put in place better processes or clarify existing legislation. Significant amendments include: Streamlining processes that support the delivery and establishment of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit light rail project and provide for light rail operational and technical requirements. The streamlined admin

Surat Basin Rail (Long-term lease) Bill 2011
The Surat Basin Rail project proposes to construct the 210 kilometre ‘Southern Missing Link’ between Wandoan and Banana to enable the large-scale mining and export of thermal coal from the Surat Basin through the Port of Gladstone. Private sector development of the $1 billion plus railway will deliver significant benefits for Queensland including opening up the estimated four billion tonnes of th

Appointment of Chairperson of the Board of Queensland Rail Limited
Queensland Rail Limited (Queensland Rail) is a public company limited by shares under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and a company Government Owned Corporation (GOC) pursuant to the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld) (GOC Act). Key Responsibilities of the Queensland Rail Board include being responsible to the shareholding Ministers for the Company’s strategic direction, governance and

Appointments to Boards of Government Owned Corporations and Qld Rail
Energex Limited (Energex); Ergon Energy Corporation Limited (Ergon); Stanwell Corporation Limited (Stanwell); Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (Ports North); Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC); Port of Townsville Limited (POTL); QIC Limited (QIC); and SunWater Limited (SunWater) are Government owned corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government

Appointment to the Qld Rail Board
Queensland Rail is a statutory authority providing essential passenger service functions. The Chair and Queensland Rail Board (the Board) are essential to the effective operation of Queensland Rail (the Authority). The Board’s role are set out in section 15 of the Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 (the Act) to: decide the strategies and the operational, administrative and financial polic

Qld Transport and Roads Investment Program - QTRIP
The Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 requires the annual production and publication of a transport infrastructure works program. The Department of Transport and Main Roads plans, manages and oversees the delivery of a safe, efficient and integrated transport system. The 2015-16 to 2018-19 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) is a four-year program outlining the department’s p

Revised Rail Transport Services Contract
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) purchases rail services from the Queensland Rail Transit Authority, through the Rail Transport Services Contract (TSC). The TSC specifies the manner in which Queensland Rail provides above and below rail services throughout Queensland. Comprising a head agreement and eight associated schedules, the TSC also specifies the funding arrangement for thes

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority Bill 2016
Cross River Rail is the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project. In April 2016, the Government announced it would establish a Delivery Authority that will lead the development, procurement and delivery of the Cross River Rail project and support wider economic and social outcomes from this transformational project. In June 2016, the Queensland Government announced it would

Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016
The Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016 is a major component in implementing the national rail safety reforms in Queensland. The reforms will deliver a more consistent approach to policy and regulation across Australia, and remove economic inefficiencies that had been created by existing inconsistencies in the rail regulatory regimes between states and territories in Australia. The Bi

Appointment of member of Cross River Rail Delivery Board
The Cross River Rail Delivery Board is responsible for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, to lead the development, procurement and delivery of Cross River Rail and support wider economic and social outcomes from this transformational project. The role of the Cross River Rail Delivery Board is to ensure the proper, efficient and effective performance of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Cross River Rail Business Case 2017
On 13 June 2017, the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning issued a Ministerial Direction under section 19 of the Building Queensland Act 2015. The Ministerial Direction stated that the Cross River Rail Business Case was to be made publicly available in a form that facilitated public awareness of, and accessibility to information about, the project.

Appointment of Chairperson to Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland Rail) Board
The Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland Rail) Board is responsible for overseeing the functions of Queensland Rail in accordance with the requirements of the Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013: deciding the strategies and the operational, administrative and financial policies of Queensland Rail; ensuring Queensland Rail performs its functions and exercises its powers in a proper,

Queensland Rail Train Crewing Practices Commission of Inquiry - Final Report
On 27 October 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced an independent investigation into Queensland Rail’s train crewing practices. On 25 November 2016 the investigation and its terms of reference were established as a Commission of Inquiry under Commissions of Inquiry Order (No. 2) 2016. On 31 January 2017, the Queensland Rail Train Crewing Practices Commission of Inquiry presented

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2017-18 to 2020-21
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) is a four-year program of works, consistent with the state government’s forward estimates time frame. The QTRIP total program is $21 billion over the next four years, comprising $18.4 billion for the Transport and Main Roads, $2.5 billion for Queensland Rail and $12 million for the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Cabinet noted the Queen

Appointment of members of Cross River Rail Delivery Board
The Cross River Rail Delivery Board is responsible for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, which will manage the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will lead the development, procurement and delivery of Cross River Rail and support wider economic and social outcomes from this transformational project. The role of the Cross

New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry - Final Report
On 23 July 2018, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced an inquiry into the procurement of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) and their failure to comply with disability legislation. On 1 August 2018, the inquiry and its terms of reference were established under Commission of Inquiry Order (No.1) 2018. On 3 December 2018, the New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquir

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23 is a four-year rolling program of works that details the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ infrastructure investment for roads, railways, marine, public transport and active transport initiatives. The QTRIP provides confidence for industry in a forward pipeline of works, enabling planned delivery of transport i

Queensland Rail Citytrain infill service timetable
Queensland Rail proposed to improve Citytrain services. Cabinet approved Queensland Rail improve services on the Citytrain network. Cabinet noted the Translink Journey Planner website would be updated. Attachments Nil.

Implementation of full-service Citytrain timetable
The Redcliffe Peninsula Line opened on 4 October 2016, adding six new stations and 12.6 kilometres of track to the Citytrain network. A new timetable was introduced the same day, increasing the number of weekly services across the network. Over the following months, traincrew shortages caused widespread disruptions. A downgraded timetable was introduced on 23 January 2017 and remained the foundati

Implementation status New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry
In July 2018, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced an inquiry into the procurement of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) and their failure to comply with disability legislation. On 1 August 2018, the inquiry and its terms of reference were established under Commission of Inquiry Order (No.1) 2018. In December 2018, the New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry pre

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) includes amendments to support the expansion of electronic conveyancing (e-conveyancing) and amends revenue legislation to maintain currency and ensure proper operation such as: Duties Act 2001, Duties Regulation 2013 and Taxation Administration Act 2001 amendments support the phased expansion of e-conveyancing and an expanded rang

Appointment to Queensland Rail Transit Authority Board
The Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland Rail) Board is responsible for overseeing the functions of Queensland Rail in accordance with the requirements of the Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 (QRTA Act). Appointments to the board of Queensland Rail are made by responsible Ministers in accordance with the requirements of the entity’s enabling legislation. It is desirable for boa

Appointments to Government Owned Corporations and Cross River Rail Delivery Board
The Boards of Government owned corporations (GOCs) are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under section 89(1) of the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Queensland Rail Board is responsible for overseein

Appointments to Boards of QIC Limited and Queensland Rail Transit Authority
The Boards of Government owned corporations (GOCs) are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under section 89(1) of the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland R

Queensland Rail uplift in services
On Monday 29 July 2019, Queensland Rail returned to a full-service Citytrain timetable (8290 weekly services) after operating on downgraded timetables for more than two years since widespread service disruptions began in October 2016. Since the return to full-service, Queensland Rail has been able to maintain a reliable and sustainable timetable. In early 2020, Queensland Rail will deliver an up

Implementation status - New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry
In July 2018, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced an inquiry into the procurement of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) and its failure to comply with disability legislation. On 1 August 2018, the Inquiry and its terms of reference were established under Commission of Inquiry Order (No.1) 2018. In December 2018, the NGR Train Commission of Inquiry (Commission of Inquiry) prese

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2020-21 to 2023-24
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2020–21 to 2023–24 is a program of works that details the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ infrastructure investment for roads, railways, marine, public transport and active transport initiatives. The QTRIP provides confidence for industry in a forward pipeline of works, enabling planned delivery of transport infrastructure proj

Cross River Rail project progress update
Cross River Rail is a $5.4 billion investment in South East Queensland’s transport infrastructure. The project is injecting $4.1 million per day into the economy, 90 per cent of this directly into the Queensland economy. More than 800 Queensland suppliers and sub-contractors have already benefitted from the project, and over 2,400 people have worked on the project to date. The project has maintain