Old and new train

Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP)

The QTMP information centre is now open in Maryborough and ready to receive visitors.

Architecture & Access are the State appointed Accessibility Advisor for the QTMP project. We have been consulting on this project since its inception which has to date involved the following:

  • preparing and developing the performance specification for the train and the manufacturing facilities;
  • reviewing the short-listed applicants and preferred applicant;
  • closely working with the project working group (PWG) comprising members who have lived experience of disability, through the co-design process;
  • providing disability awareness training for the project team;
  • reviewing the design and fit-out of the QTMP project information centre and;
  • the Lo-fi rollingstock mock-up which will be used for functional testing during July and August in Brisbane.

The project information centre in Maryborough is now open, it can take visitors on a journey of Fraser Coast’s proud rail manufacturing history spanning more than 150 years, with rare archival photos and artefacts on loan from the local Whistlestop Museum.

Internal view of the journey on the track to each part of history

The centre includes a visual display about the Butchulla People, the traditional custodians of the land on which the train manufacturing facility will be built, and their connection and history with rail on the Fraser Coast. Videos and wall graphics detail concepts of the new purpose-built manufacturing facility at Torbanlea on the Fraser Coast where 65 six-car passenger trains will be manufactured, and the new rail facility at Ormeau, on the Gold Coast where the trains will be maintained and stabled. This information is also available in a large print and Braille book for any visitors who may not be able to view the wall displays.

Image: Internal view of the journey on the track to each part of history.

There is also a dedicated children’s area for colouring and dress-up activities, and a specially designed ‘Build the train’ game for kids of all ages. The centre is staffed by QTMP team members and is accessible for all visitors, with car parking available on surrounding streets.

The team is excited to welcome local community members, as well as visitors from Queensland, across Australia and beyond.

Architecture & Access


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