Infrastructure and Transport Infrastructure and Transport

Capella is ideally positioned along a major north-south inland road corridor and has excellent connections to the rail and air systems, making it a logical transport and supply hub for access to major capital cities and national ports.

Capella is located on the Gregory Highway, part of the Great Inland Way system linking Sydney to Cairns via Dubbo, Roma, Emerald and Charters Towers. This route is flatter and shorter than the coastal road, enabling fuel and time savings south into Brisbane and Melbourne as well as Sydney; and north into Townsville. Capella’s neighbouring towns are Emerald, 51 km south; Clermont, 55km north; Tieri, 36km east and Rubyvale, 60km west.

The Gregory Highway is approximately paralleled by a rail link between Clermont and Emerald. The Capella Railway Station handles freight through Q-Link and grain shipments to the major eastern seaboard centres of Gladstone, Mackay and Brisbane.

The major regional airport is located at Emerald, handling domestic airlines running seven day services between Emerald and Brisbane. The airport also has commercial, agricultural and general aviation facilities. Capella is serviced by a 1,000 metre all-weather gravel airstrip.

The ports of Gladstone (410km south-east) and Mackay (340km north-east) offer good shipping alternatives for Capella based industries and businesses.