Clough is pleased to announce that The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has appointed Regionerate Rail, a consortium comprising Plenary Group, Clough, GS Engineering and Construction, Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) and Service Stream to develop the Gowrie to Kagaru section of the Inland Rail, which represents a significant milestone for the project in Queensland.

The Gowrie to Kagaru section is approximately 128 kms of new and upgraded rail track through the most geographically challenging section of the 1700km rail line between Brisbane and Melbourne, including a 6.2km tunnel through the Great Dividing Range, which will be the largest diameter freight tunnel in the southern hemisphere. As a PPP, the contract will also include a 25-year maintenance phase post construction.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director said, “We are proud of being selected as preferred contractor for this project. Our unique combination of Australian and international specialists delivers unmatched technical expertise and local knowledge to the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia and one of the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the world”.

Inland Rail is a once-in-a generation nation building project that will transform how goods are moved around Australia that will enhance supply chains and complete the backbone of Australia’s national freight network.  As part of the Regionerate Rail consortium we are committed to work in partnership with ARTC to successfully deliver the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail and provide a faster, more reliable and cost-effective rail link that better connects business and communities to domestic and export markets.


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We are a pioneering company. We harness our people’s innovative thinking through engineering and construction solutions that deliver a sustainable future today.

We deliver sustainable high performing assets for the energy, resources and infrastructure industries underpinned by a dedication to innovation and getting the job done safely and efficiently. 

Our global workforce of over 2,500 people across Australia, Asia Pacific, North America and UK strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.