South Australia


Central Eyre Iron Project

The Central Eyre Iron Project is a proposed magnetite mine, railway and port located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It includes a mine at Warramboo and a 148 km railway linking the mine with a new port at Cape Hardy (between Cowell and Tumby Bay). The proposed railway would be built to a standard of up to 25 tonne axle load. Trains of 11,000 tonnes would convey iron concentrate in covered wagons from the mine to port. The proposal has received approval from the South Australian Government, subject to conditions.


Flinders Link Project

The Tonsley railway line is to be extended to the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University. The project includes:

  • a 650 metre extension of the Tonsley line, including 520 metres of elevated single track over Sturt Road, Laffer’s Triangle and Main South Road

  • a new station adjacent to the Flinders Medical Centre, which will replace the existing Tonsley station

  • a shared pedestrian–cycle pathway adjacent to the railway line.


Gawler Rail Electrification Project

Electrification of the Gawler line will provide faster train services for Adelaide’s northern suburbs. It will also include electrification of the railcar depot at Dry Creek. An additional 12 three-car electric trains will be obtained to operate services on the line. The project expected to be completed in late 2021.