ARTC statement – Senate Inquiry into the management of Inland Rail

The Australian Government has today tabled its response to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into Inland Rail in Parliament.

December 17, 2021

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The Senate Inquiry has been an opportunity to hear many different perspectives about the project and understand more about the benefits and impact of this important infrastructure.

We welcome the Government’s response to the Inquiry report and acknowledge the contributions of the many people who have participated in the Inquiry over the past two years.

ARTC is proud to be delivering this nation-shaping infrastructure that is transforming how goods are moved around a country as big as ours, while creating new opportunities for regions.

At the same time, we are very conscious there are impacts for some landowners and communities and that some stakeholders expected more from our early engagement.

We’ve continued to listen and build on these lessons as the project has progressed, while working closely with those impacted to better understand and minimise impacts where we can.

We are committed to engaging with landowners, residents and other community stakeholders respectfully, sensitively and fairly, incorporating more local knowledge and building trust.

ARTC understands the importance for all Australians that Inland Rail is designed and constructed to maximise significant benefits, including jobs and regional development.

December 17, 2021

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