Although Queensland Rail’s internal standard required safety assessments of each public level crossing at least every 5 years, there had been no review or assessment of the Kianawah Road and other level crossings since 2001–2002.
The ATSB is satisfied that the assessment (Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model) of the Kianawah Road level crossing, undertaken by Queensland Rail addresses this safety issue. In addition, the ATSB is satisfied that Queensland Rail, through a program, is actively seeking to address safety risk at level crossings in accordance with its level crossing safety standard.
On 17 August 2023, Queensland Rail advised the ATSB that they had conducted a site inspection and audit of the Kianawah Road level crossing on 21 March 2021, and an Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM) assessment rating was conducted on 1 October 2021. Additional detail on how Queensland Rail is planning to undertake ALCAM assessments of level crossings is detailed below: