Liberty Steel Bulk Handling Facility – Acacia Ridge, QLD.


Acacia Ridge



Pacific National


BG&E Brisbane
Liberty Steel Bulk Handling Facility

One of Australia’s market leaders in rail freight solutions, Pacific National (PN), is developing a new bulk handling facility for steel at Acacia Ridge in Queensland.

BG&E provided civil and structural engineering services for the new facility, specifically, site investigation management, optioneering, concept design and cost estimates, a solution to retain the existing pavement, facility staging and operability optimisation.

Our highly-skilled team provided a design optioneering approach for PN and Liberty Steel which ensured the interests of all stakeholders were exceeded. BG&E also provided input into the detailed cost estimate options and quantities, to assist with the procurement process.

The key components of our solution include:

  • a new steel terminal;
  • shunt simulation;
  • rail and road design;
  • formation and civil design;
  • pavement capacity and design; and
  • stormwater design.

Upon completion, the state-of-the-art facility will import, handle and load steel onto freight trains for distribution across the nation.