Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line

The Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line project is a proposed 37.8 km rail line between Beerwah and Maroochydore. 

Without greater transport connectivity and capacity between Caloundra and Maroochydore, the increasing demand along the north-south coastal corridor will exacerbate existing road congestion and delays. The project will also increase public transport opportunities and improve connectivity to Moreton Bay and Brisbane.

The first stage is for a 19 km dual track built from Beerwah to Caloundra, with subsequent stages to Birtinya and Maroochydore. 

The Australian Government has committed $160 million for planning of the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line and set aside $1.44 billion for construction.

Current Early Stage Proposal (Stage 1) listing