Midget car racing
Midget cars speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are small with a high power-to-weight ratio and use four cylinder engines, they are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States and New Zealand; these four cylinder engine cars have 300 horsepower to 400 horsepower and weigh 900 pounds. The high power and small size of the cars combine to make midget racing quite dangerous; some early major midget car manufacturers include Kurtis Solar. Midgets are intended to be driven for races of short distances 2.5 to 25 miles. Some events are staged inside arenas, like the Chili Bowl held in early January at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Midget car racing was born on August 10, 1933 at the Loyola High School Stadium in Los Angeles as a regular weekly program under the control of the first official governing body, the Midget Auto Racing Association. After spreading across the country, the sport traveled around the world. Early midget races were held on board tracks used for bicycle racing.
When the purpose built speedway at Gilmore Stadium was completed, racing ended at the school stadium, hundreds of tracks began to spring up across the United States. Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is another major track in the United States operating since the first half of the twentieth century. Soon after in Australia, speedcar racing became popular with the first Australian Speedcar Championship being contested in Melbourne in 1935, its popularity running through the country's "golden era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Australian promoters such as Adelaide's Kym Bonython who ran the Rowley Park Speedway, Empire Speedways who ran the Brisbane Exhibition Ground and the famous Sydney Showground Speedway imported drivers from the US including the popular Bob Tattersall and Jimmy Davies. Promoters in Australia during this period staged races billed as either a "world speedcar championship" or "world speedcar derby". During this time speedcars were arguably the most popular category in Australian speedway with crowds of up to 30,000 attending meetings at the Sydney Showground and over 10,000 in Adelaide and Brisbane.
Speedcars continue to race in Australia, with the major events being the Australian Championship, the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix. Along with various state championships, there is the Speedcar Super Series which travels throughout Australia. Speedcar crowds of 10,000 people are common in Australia for these major events. In December 2013, POWRi Midget Racing began a 16-event Lucas Oil POWRi Midget World Championship that ran until June 2014. Drivers competed in New Zealand and Australia at the beginning of the 2013–14 season and ended in the United States. Many IndyCar and NASCAR drivers used midget car racing as an intermediate stepping stone on their way to more high-profile divisions, including Tony Stewart, Sarah Fisher, Jeff Gordon, A. J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Kyle Larson and others; the events are sometimes held on weeknights so that popular and famous drivers from other, higher-profiled types of motor racing will be available to compete, so that it does not conflict with drivers' home tracks.
In 1959 Lime Rock Park held a famous Formula Libre race, where Rodger Ward shocked the expensive and exotic sports cars by beating them on the road course in an Offenhauser powered midget car used on oval tracks. Ward used an advantageous power-to-weight ratio and dirt-track cornering abilities to steal the win. Astro Grand Prix – the Astrodome Belleville Midget Nationals – Belleville, Kansas, US Chili Bowl C Tulsa Expo Center Fireman Nationals – Angell Park Speedway Four Crown Nationals – Eldora Speedway Hut Hundred – Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Indiana Night before the 500 – O'Reilly Raceway Park, Indiana The Rumble in Fort Wayne – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana Turkey Night Grand Prix – Ventura Raceway, Irwindale Speedway World 50-lap Classic – Western Springs Stadium, New Zealand New Zealand Midget Championship – Rotates on various tracks throughout New Zealand Barry Butterworth Classic – Western Springs Stadium, New Zealand Australian Speedcar Championship – Rotates on various tracks throughout Australia Australian Speedcar Grand Prix – Rotates between tracks throughout eastern Australia Magic Man 34 – Perth Motorplex Speedway, Kwinana Beach, Western Australia Tim Crouch Memorial – Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge, South Australia Gold Crown Midget Nationals – Tri City Speedway, Illinois Boston Louie Memorial – Seekonk Speedway, Massachusetts SpeedcarsAustralia.com – Official website of Australia's Speedcar governing body, Speedcars Australia Inc QSRA – Queensland Speedcar Racing Assos.
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Clontarf is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Australia. It is in the south-west of the Redcliffe peninsula 29 kilometres north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital, it was named after Clontarf in Ireland. The land use is a mix of light industrial. Clontarf is connected to Brisbane City, across Bramble Bay, by the Houghton Highway, a 2.7 km long causeway that provides access to the southern tip of Redcliffe City decreasing the travel time between Redcliffe and Brisbane. The current pair of bridges, Houghton Highway and its twin Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, replaced the original Hornibrook Bridge, now closed and demolished. Clontarf Beach and Bells Beach are two of the closest beaches to Brisbane City. Pelican Park is known for its kite flying conditions, a local industry has built around the sport. On weekends, many kites can be seen flying above Clontarf from the Hornibrook Bridge. During May, the Redcliffe Kite Club, based in Clontarf holds. In the 2011 census, Clontarf recorded a population of 7,911 people, 49.8 % male.
The median age of the Clontarf population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37. 76.2% of people living in Clontarf were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 5.2%, Scotland 0.8%, Philippines 0.8%, South Africa 0.5%. 90.7% of people spoke only English at home. Clontarf has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Hornibrook Highway: Hornibrook Bridge Clontarf's west hosts the largest industrial area in the Redcliffe area, the area is a significant source of employment for the region. Many residents of Clontarf commute to Brisbane daily for work. Commuters travel to Brisbane by Train, as there is now a Train line that connects to the peninsula. Clontarf is host to two adjacent medium-sized shopping centres, on the southern tip of the suburb. Most retail commerce in the suburb revolves around small business however, there are many stand alone corner stores and other small businesses still in existence. Aussie Traveller, the largest caravan awning/annexe company in Australia now call Clontarf home Several educational institutions are located within Clontarf: Clontarf Beach State High School, which opened in 1964 and has over 1240 enrolled students, Clontarf Beach State School with 350 students, a private school, Grace Lutheran Primary School, with 430 students.
The Clontarf branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Georgina Street at Woody Point. Clontarf is served by several bus routes: Route 315, a limited-stops Monday-Friday service to Brisbane City. All services are provided by Hornibrook Bus Lines; the Redcliffe Peninsula line is a 12 km stretch of heavy gauge dual-track railway between Petrie and Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe peninsula. The new line is part of the QR Citytrain suburban network, branching from the Caboolture line, it starts 200 metres north of Petrie railway station. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Clontarf Redcliffe Kite Club
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb; the trio were successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; the Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, England, until the late 1950s. There, in 1955, they formed the roll group the Rattlesnakes; the family moved to Redcliffe, in the Moreton Bay Region, Australia, to Cribb Island. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with "Spicks and Specks", they returned to the UK in January 1967, when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience; the Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. The Bee Gees' Hall of Fame citation says, "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees."Following Maurice's death in January 2003, at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009, Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed the Bee Gees would perform again. Robin died in May 2012, aged 62, after a prolonged struggle with cancer and other health problems, leaving Barry as the only surviving member of the group. Born in the Isle of Man during the 1940s, the brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb moved to their father Hugh Gibb's hometown of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, England in 1955, they formed a skiffle/rock-and-roll group, the Rattlesnakes, which consisted of Barry on guitar and vocals and Maurice on vocals, friends Paul Frost on drums and Kenny Horrocks on tea-chest bass. In December 1957, the boys began to sing in harmony; the story is told that they were going to lip sync to a record in the local Gaumont cinema, but as they were running to the theatre, the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke.
The brothers had to sing live and received such a positive response from the audience that they decided to pursue a singing career. In May 1958, the Rattlesnakes were disbanded when Frost and Horrocks left, so the Gibb brothers formed Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats, with Barry as Johnny Hayes. In August 1958, the Gibb family, including older sister Lesley and infant brother Andy, emigrated to Redcliffe, just north-east of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia; the young brothers began performing to raise pocket money. They were introduced to leading Brisbane radio DJ Bill Gates by speedway promoter and driver Bill Goode, who had hired the brothers to entertain the crowd at the Redcliffe Speedway in 1960; the crowd at the speedway would throw money onto the track for the boys, who performed during the interval of meetings, in a deal with Goode, any money they collected from the crowd they were allowed to keep. Gates renamed them the BGs after Goode's and Barry Gibb's initials; the name was not a reference to "Brothers Gibb," despite popular belief.
The family moved to a house at Cribb Island, demolished to allow the expansion of Brisbane Airport. While there, the brothers attended Northgate State School. By 1960, the Bee Gees were featured on television shows, including their performance of "Time Is Passing By." In the next few years they began working at resorts on the Queensland coast. For his songwriting, Barry sparked the interest of Australian star Col Joye, who helped them get a recording deal in 1963 with Festival Records subsidiary Leedon Records, under the name "Bee Gees"; the three released two or three singles a year, while Barry supplied additional songs to other Australian artists. In 1962, the Bee Gees were chosen as the supporting act for Chubby Checker's concert at Sydney Stadium. From 1963 to 1966, the Gibb family lived at Maroubra in Sydney. Just prior to his death, Robin Gibb recorded the song "Sydney," about the brothers' experience of living in that city, it was released on his posthumous album 50 St. Catherine's Drive.
The house was demolished in 2016. A minor hit in 1965, "Wine and Women," led to the group's first LP, The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs. By 1966 Festival was, however, on the verge of dropping them from the Leedon roster because of their perceived lack of commercial success, it was at this time that they met the American-born songwriter and entrepreneur Nat Kipner, who had just been appointed A&R manager of a new independent label, Spin Records. Kipner took over as the group's manager and negotiated their transfer to Spin in exchange for granting Festival the Australian distribution rights to the group's recordings. Through Kipner the Bee Gees met engineer-producer, Ossie Byrne, who produced many of the earlier Spin recordings, most of which were cut at his own small, self-built St Clair Studio in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville. Byrne gave the Gibb brothers unlimited access to St Clair Studio over a pe
Hornibrook Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge on the Hornibrook Highway over Bramble Bay from Brighton, City of Brisbane to Clontarf, Moreton Bay Region, Australia. It was built from 1932 to 1935 by Manuel Hornibrook, it was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 7 October 1994. Handsome art-deco concrete abutment arches frame the entry and exit approaches. Construction of the bridge was important for the growth of the Redcliffe City peninsula and made the commute to Brisbane shorter and quicker, increasing population growth and the number of visitors to the seaside location; the bridge was known colloquially by the locals as the "Humpity Bump" because the road surface of the bridge was so buckled. During king tides, waves would crash into the bridge spraying the cars; the bridge was operated and maintained by a private company and a toll applied until 1975, with toll booths located on the Clontarf end. The Hornibrook Bridge was the first of three bridges to cross Bramble Bay; the second bridge is the publicly funded Houghton Highway bridge, built with the intention of duplicating the crossing capacity of the two-lane Hornibrook Bridge in the 1970s, but the upgrading of the original Hornibrook Bridge was subsequently found to be uneconomic.
The bridge closed to traffic in 1979 with the opening of the Houghton Highway, intended to provide a duplicated crossing. The third bridge, the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge opened to traffic in July 2010, delivering the desired capacity increase and resulting in the demolition of the original Hornibrook Bridge, used as a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge since 1979; the Hornibrook Highway Bridge was constructed in the years 1932-1935, by the firm of M. R. Hornibrook. Conceived as a response to high unemployment during the Great Depression, it represented an opportunity to end the isolation of the residents of the Redcliffe Peninsula. Prior to the construction of the Hornibrook Viaduct, the Redcliffe Peninsula was accessed via two main methods of transport: ferry and road. Road transportation in particular was of great concern to the residents of the Redcliffe area. During times of wet weather, the Redcliffe road running via Petrie became impassable to vehicles. Several schemes had been drafted to improve the accessibility of the Redcliffe area to vehicle owners and to the growing day-tripper market, having seaside holidays at Redcliffe.
These schemes favoured the construction of a new road link across Hays Inlet and the mouth of the South Pine River. In 1926, the Redcliffe Town Council had proposed such a project be considered by the Main Roads Board; such a road link would involve crossing 2.7 kilometres of water by viaduct at a cost of £120,000. This road would connect with the main road from Sandgate to Brisbane, avoiding the long drive via Petrie. M. R. Hornibrook had holidayed in this area and saw the development potential of the Redcliffe area being linked by road to Brisbane; the onset of the financial depression of 1929-1933 gave Hornibrook the impetus to plan and construct a road viaduct across from Redcliffe to Sandgate. Major contracts for construction diminished with the deepening depression, the decline in public spending. Hornibrook believed a major project was needed to keep together the construction force built up by his company during twenty-five years of work. In 1931, Hornibrook approached the Queensland Government with a proposal to construct a toll bridge linking the southern part of Redcliffe with the Sandgate area.
This proposal was rejected. After further consultation with the Queensland Government, an Act of Parliament was pushed through allowing for the involvement of private enterprise in the construction of toll facilities. Note that the Queensland Government was in discussions with Walter Taylor regarding his proposal to construct a toll bridge across the Brisbane River between Indooroopilly and Chelmer; the terms of the contract with the Queensland Government set the toll price, as well as stipulating the length of lease. Hornibrook negotiated for a forty-year lease on the projected road bridge; the full extent of the project involved a road viaduct 2.68 kilometres in length plus associated roadworks. To finance such a major construction, a prospectus was issued to encourage local investment in Hornibrook Highway Ltd. Work commenced on the project on 8 June 1932, but in its first eighteen months progress was limited, due to a lack of financing; the entry portals at either end of the bridge were completed in early 1933.
Continuing financial difficulties forced Hornibrook to attempt to re-finance the company to finish the work as planned by 1935. The major flotation was assisted by a £100,000 loan from the AMP Society, guaranteed by the Queensland Government. Work recommenced at a faster pace from July 1934; the portals were designed by architect John Beebe. A Bendigo-based architect, Beebe moved to Queensland in 1916, worked at the Queensland Works Department until 1926, he moved into private practice in Brisbane until 1936. Over 2.5 million superfeet of timber was needed to provide decking on the bridge. Two sawmills were bought specially to process timber from Conondale Range. 250 timbergetters were employed to cut the required amount of timber. Timber for the construction of the bridge was transported down the North Pine and Pine rivers on barges; the hardwood used in piles and girders came from a timber mill owned by the Hornibrook Construction Company at Mapleton, transported from there to Nambour on the Mapleton Tramway, by Queensland Rail trains.
Concrete was supplied from the QCL works at
North Quay, Brisbane
North Quay is a location in the Brisbane central business district and the name of street in the same area, running along the Brisbane River from an intersection near Makerston Street to the top of the Queen Street. The small locality is the area of four city blocks in length, from the Ann Street north of Brisbane Square to Queens Gardens and includes the Conrad Treasury Casino. A riverside bikeway leading to the University of Queensland and the western suburbs from the Victoria Bridge has been built on the river at North Quay; the location has a historical record in Queensland because it was a landing point during the first European exploration of the river in 1823 and in 1825, the Moreton Bay penal colony at Redcliffe relocated here, establishing the first permanent European settlement in what was to become the state of Queensland. Captain Henry Miller was responsible for the settlement transfer, due to unfriendly aborigines, biting insects and a lack of reliable fresh water at Redcliffe.
Although North Quay is most not the exact location selected by John Oxley and Sir Thomas Brisbane during scouting expeditions in November 1824, the high banks at North Quay proved to be suitable, well above the flood levels that plagued Brisbane in subsequent years. The road can be congested on week days with traffic from Coronation Drive using part of the street to enter the city; the road feeds traffic onto the Riverside Expressway, one end of the Pacific Motorway. Towards the southerly end of the street traffic is restricted to bus only; this is. North Quay leads into William Street and the government precinct further south along the river. North Quay has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Sections of Albert St, George St, William St, North Quay, Queen's Wharf Rd: Early Streets of Brisbane Coronation Drive: Coronation Drive retaining wall 273 North Quay: First Church of Christ, Scientist William Street: William Street retaining wall Queen Street Adelaide Street Ann Street Riverside Expressway Turbot Street Tank Terrace Herschel Street Makerston Street Saul Street / William Jolly Bridge Northbank North Quay 1 & 2 Ferry Wharf Media related to North Quay, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons
John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley was an explorer and surveyor of Australia in the early period of British colonisation. He served as Surveyor General of New South Wales and is best known for his two expeditions into the interior of New South Wales and his discoveries of the Tweed River and the Brisbane River in what is now the state of Queensland. John Oxley was born at Kirkham Abbey near Westow in Great Britain, he was baptised at Bulmer on 6 July 1784, his parents recorded as Arabella Oxley. In 1799, he entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman on the Venerable, he travelled to Australia in October 1802 as master's mate of the naval vessel Buffalo, which carried out coastal surveying, this first stay in the Colonies would last for five years. In 1805 Governor King appointed him acting lieutenant in charge of the Buffalo. In 1806 he commanded the Estramina on a trip to Van Diemen's Land, he returned to England in 1807 and from there he was appointed first lieutenant of HMS Porpoise, a British sloop of war, stationed at NSW.
To take up this appointment he sailed out again to NSW, travelling as agent for the Transport Board in the convict ship Speke, arriving in November 1808 and in which he shipped goods worth £800 as an investment. In 1809 Porpoise visited Van Diemen's Land, carrying as a passenger Governor William Bligh, deposed in the Rum Rebellion. During the period in which he'd returned to England, Oxley had obtained an order from the Colonial Office for a land grant of 600 acres near the Nepean River, but Lieutenant-Governor Paterson granted him more - 1,000 acres. Oxley had to surrender this land in 1810, but Governor Macquarie granted him 600 acres near Camden which he increased in 1815 to 1,000 acres again; this he called'Kirkham'. In 1810 he wrote a lengthy report on the settlements in Van Diemen's Land before returning again to England, in Porpoise, in May. Back in London he applied for the post of Naval Officer in Sydney, after paying Charles Grimes to resign, according to John Macarthur, he twice sought the post of Surveyor-General.
When Bligh was deposed, Oxley had denied that he had been a partisan of Macarthur, but his letters show that he was on intimate terms with Macarthur, the leader of the anti-Bligh faction. In 1812 he became engaged to daughter of John Macarthur. By that time, through the influence of Macarthur's friend Walter Davidson, Oxley's second application for the NSW surveyor-generalship had been successful. In 1811 he retired from the navy, in May 1812 sailed for Sydney, for the third time, in the Minstrel to take up his new duties as Surveyor-General though he had no land mapping experience at all. Oxley's appointment was at the time of Lachlan Macquarie's Governorship. Macquarie encouraged exploration – he had sent George Evans to confirm the exploratory work of Wentworth and Lawson over the Blue Mountains, instigated the building of the road over the Blue Mountains in 1814-1815, had travelled to Bathurst William Cox had completed it. From there he had sent George Evans on an expedition of exploration up the Lachlan River in May 1815.
Now Macquarie wanted the Macquarie River explored thoroughly. Opening up of the new lands over the mountains had created enthusiasm for further discoveries about them and the Macquarie River. Mysteriously, the Macquarie, the Lachlan, discovered by Evans in 1815, flowed westwards to the interior of the country and not easterly towards the coastline. Successively, in 1817 and 1818 Governor Macquarie appointed John Oxley in charge of two expeditions to investigate these rivers. On the 1817 Lachlan expedition, Oxley was to come across marshy country and conclude this inland area was uninhabitable. If he had pressed on for two more days he would have reached the Murrumbidgee River. Oxley reported that, in his opinion, the Lachlan flowed into an extensive series of swamps, "which were the margin of a great inland sea." The Macquarie expedition the following year in 1818 came to a halt on that river at the Macquarie Marshes in a good season for the marshes as the Macquarie was in flood replenishing these vital wetlands.
Oxley couldn't do so. He returned to the encampment of the rest of his party now convinced that these westward flowing rivers terminated in an inland sea, he had been on the swampy edge of it. Through Oxley, the theory of the Australian inland sea was fed and perpetuated, In March 1817 John Oxley was instructed to take charge of an expedition to explore and survey the course of the Lachlan River, he left Sydney on 6 April 1817 with George Evans as second-in-command, Allan Cunningham as botanist. The previous year, Evans had accompanied Macquarie over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst on the celebratory completion of Cox's road, where Macquarie had directed him on an exploratory journey which resulted in Evans reaching and naming the Lachlan River west of Bathurst in May 1815. Oxley's party reached Bathurst after a week, where they were detained by bad weather. On 25 April 1817, they reached the Lachlan River Depot, prepared for them in advance by a separate party under the direction of William Cox.
From here, they commenced to follow its course, with part of the stores being conveyed in boats. As the exploring party travelled westward the country surrounding the rising river was found to be increas
Redcliffe Peninsula railway line
The Redcliffe Peninsula line is a 12 km stretch of heavy gauge dual-track railway between Petrie and Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe peninsula. The new line is part of the QR Citytrain suburban network, branching from the Caboolture line, it starts 200 metres north of Petrie railway station. The line has six stations: Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East and Kippa-Ring. Funding for the project consisted of $742 million from the Commonwealth Government, $300 million from the Queensland Government and $105 million from the Moreton Bay Regional Council; the line was opened on 3 October 2016, about 130 years after it was first proposed. The first train to depart from Kippa-Ring was SMU 285 and 295, with the Prime Minister, Queensland Premier and the first train ballot winners on board. A rail line to Redcliffe was first proposed in 1895 when the Queensland Government's Minister for Railways, the Hon. Robert Philp, considered three proposals, preferring a route via North Pine. In more recent times, the route for a Redcliffe railway was identified in the 1970s, the required land was purchased and preserved as a transport corridor by the state government in the 1980s.
The issue of the proposed railway line seemed to be a recurrent theme during state elections, leading to scepticism the line would be constructed. In 1999, the newly elected state government commissioned an investigative study into the transport corridor between Petrie to Kippa-Ring, conducted by GHD Group. Key components under investigation included the mode of transport, the route and location of stations, future public transport usage, the timing of construction; the study was conducted in two parts. The first was completed in June 2000, it aimed to meet the state government's obligations to identify or forgo rights to a transport corridor running through the North Lakes residential development. This first stage was to decide on the preferred mode of transport, the viability of public transport along the corridor, the preferred alignment of the corridor. Four modes of transport were investigated: heavy rail, buses or a busway, light rail, monorail, it was decided that heavy rail was the preferred mode of transport along the existing preserved corridor as it was the only option to give an acceptable level of economic efficiency.
The study found that heavy rail had a benefit-cost ratio of 1.46, would generate the highest levels of patronage due to its integration into the existing Citytrain network, requiring no change mode. The second part of the study was completed in October 2003, it looked at the route of the corridor between Petrie railway station and Kallangur railway station at Goodfellows Road. The original, preserved route was recommended. On 17 December 2001, the Minister for Transport announced public transport improvements between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, planned as part of a staged development of a new rail line in the area, following the release of the recommendations of the draft report of the Petrie to Kippa-Ring Public Transport Corridor Study; the Minister said that the government was investigating private sector involvement in the construction of the project. On 11 July 2003, the Minister said that the government had not made a commitment on the proposed line, that it may not go ahead because interest from the private sector in the project was negligible.
This was at a time when similar passenger rail public-private partnerships such as the Airtrain to the Brisbane Airport and Airport Link to Sydney Airport were faltering. In June 2004, Queensland Transport released the Petrie to Kippa-Ring Public Transport Corridor Study's Impact Assessment Study, it claimed that the Impact Assessment Study only looked at costs of the Petrie to Kippa-Ring corridor, did not take into account commercial-in-confidence costs involved in operating the trains, integrating the services with the rest of the Citytrain network, higher maintenance costs, the costs of increasing capacity between the Brisbane central business district and Petrie. Based on these higher costs, Queensland Transport deemed the construction of the railway by 2007 could not be justified; the report said possible savings from a public-private partnership were small and would not provide value for money. Queensland Transport said. On 15 June 2004 the government announced $3 million for improving existing bus services along the corridor between Kippa-Ring and Petrie "in the short to medium term".
However, it again announced the continuing preservation of the reserved corridor for future public transport use. Frustrated by a lack of action by the Government, the Redcliffe City Council unanimously moved on 4 July 2005 to support a campaign to have the Petrie to Kippa-Ring railway built, to write to the Minister for Transport to express concern over the decision to not proceed with its construction. In 2007, the Pine Rivers Shire Council purchased the old Tulip Town shopping centre land at Kallangur for $6 million, with the potential for it to be used with the proposed Kippa-Ring railway line; the site is nearby, but not adjacent to, the location of a Murrumba Downs railway station. On 11 August 2008, the state member for Murrumba through whose electorate the proposed line runs, said that there were no plans to construct the railway in the foreseeable future; the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031, released in December 2008, identified the preserved corridor in its Transport Infrastructure Network Pla