About the project

The Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) will deliver 65 new trains to support Queensland's population and economic growth, including generating hundreds of manufacturing and rail jobs for Queenslanders.

The program includes the construction of a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Torbanlea, outside of Maryborough, as well as a rail facility for train maintenance and stabling in Ormeau on the Gold Coast.

In February 2023, Downer was announced as the preferred applicant to deliver the program. The contract will be awarded by mid-2023 and construction is expected to commence later in 2023.

Planning and environmental approvals

In preparation for early works to commence in the months ahead, the project team is progressing detailed design, technical assessments and environmental approvals for the manufacturing facility and the rail facility.

Opportunities for community and stakeholder feedback will be posted below as planning progresses. Be sure to have your say.