The Iron Boomerang is a proposed transcontinental railway in northern Australia. The 3,000-kilometre (1,900 mi), $A 6.5 billion railway line would link the coal-rich areas of northern Queensland with the iron ore producing areas of the Pilbara, Western Australia. A key component of the $A55 billion proposal is the construction of blast furnaces at either end of the line, with potential transport and handling cost savings. The proponents, East West Line Parks, have completed detailed feasibility and alignment studies, and hope to begin acquiring land for the first leg in 2011.
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- Project Iron Boomerang - Rail Corridor Identification Pre-Feasibility Study (PDF), East West Line Parks, 30 March 2007, retrieved 23 June 2011
- "Proposed "Iron Boomerang" railway labelled unrealistic". Australian Broadcasting Commission. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.