Rail infrastructure in the Central West is set for an $8.8 million overhaul, with the Palaszczuk Government embarking on the third stage of a program to replace, repair and upgrade ageing timber rail bridges on the Central West line. Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said tenders for the project were released this month to replace up to 18 bridges and 69 bridge piers with more durable structures to increase reliability of the line. “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to upgrading rail infrastructure across regional Queensland to continue to provide a safe and reliable network,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “Investing in our state’s rail network is critical to jobs and our state’s economy.

View the complete Central West rail bridge upgrades media release here.