Rail Publications

Below are links to publications of recent major rail and intermodal studies overseen by the Department. For further information regarding a publication, please complete the Request for Further Information form.

Mount Isa to Tennant Creek Rail Feasibility Studies

  • This study, jointly undertaken by the Australian, Queensland and Northern Territory governments under the Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future, found that there are a number of policy reforms that, with the right market conditions, will contribute to the possible viability of a new rail line in the future.
  • The Australian Government will continue to work with the Queensland and Northern Territory governments to address a range of policy issues and reforms that could contribute to the eventual viability of the rail line. Initiatives to stimulate long-term economic growth in the Barkly will be developed and delivered as part of the 10-year $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal that was signed by the Australian Government, Northern Territory Government and the Barkly Regional Council on 13 April 2019.
  • The feasibility study is made up of the Strategic Options Paper and the Technical Assessment Program and are available here.
  • High speed rail study and reports
  • High Speed Rail Advisory Group report - On Track; Implementing High Speed Rail in Australia

    A High Speed Rail Advisory Group was established in April 2013 to advise on key industry and community issues arising out of the report on Phase 2 of the study.
    PDF: 5698 KB ReadSpeaker
  • East Coast Very High Speed Train Scoping Study Stage 1 Preliminary Study Final Report PDF: 41942 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Adelaide Rail Freight Movements Study
  • WA Grain Freight Review
  • National Rail Level Crossing Safety Strategy 2010 to 2020 PDF: 1526 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link Feasibility Studies
  • Future of Intermodal Terminals
  • Optimising the use of rail in landside port transport networks
  • Review of rail access regimes PDF: 5251 KB ReadSpeaker