This assessment brief outlines the Queensland Government's plan for the core Cross River Rail project. The project will provide the necessary infrastructure to support the transformation of Brisbane into Australia's third internationally competitive city and support critical freight networks. An updated capital cost of $4,445 million was announced publicly by the Queensland Government in late June 2012. The Queensland Government is seeking $3.33 billion of Commonwealth funding for the project.
The Office of the Infrastructure Coordinator recommended that the project be included on the 2013 Infrastructure Priority List at Ready to Proceed, with conditions.