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Border to Gowrie field investigations – August to September 2020

Site investigations, environmental assessments and field studies will continue as we consult with landowners, councils and other key stakeholders.

Field investigations and surveys will occur on public land, road reserves and the Queensland Rail corridor. Investigations on private property will be arranged on a voluntary basis with individual landowners. All investigations are weather permitting.

Current and upcoming field investigations:

Location/s

Type of work

Timing

Contractor

What to expect

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction
Cultural heritage surveySeptember to OctoberARTCWork will involve cultural heritage surveyors conducting walk-throughs.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Water surveys

Ongoing

ARTC

Contacting landownersto better understand how water is collected and used on properties.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Identifying potential locations for geotechnical surveys

Until September 2020

ARTC

Work will involve one vehicle with two people visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Aerial LiDAR survey


ARTC

AAMGroup

Ground model survey data will be gathered using an aircraft and aerial laser measurements to create a ground surface model. A twin-engine light commercial aircraft will fly parallel to the proposed rail route. Some survey personnel will carry out ground validation checks from the roadway.

South Western line, Millmerran branch line and tie in with the West Moreton line

Terrestrial ecology

August to November 2020

Cardno

Work will involve one or two vehicles with two people carrying out walk-throughs and visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Validating existing survey reference marks

August to September 2020

RPS Australia

Work will involve two surveyors and a couple of vehicles. The team will be using a real time kinematic (RTK) GPS rover unit.

Border to Gowrie field investigations – August to September 2020

Site investigations, environmental assessments and field studies will continue as we consult with landowners, councils and other key stakeholders.

Field investigations and surveys will occur on public land, road reserves and the Queensland Rail corridor. Investigations on private property will be arranged on a voluntary basis with individual landowners. All investigations are weather permitting.

Current and upcoming field investigations:

Location/s

Type of work

Timing

Contractor

What to expect

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction
Cultural heritage surveySeptember to OctoberARTCWork will involve cultural heritage surveyors conducting walk-throughs.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Water surveys

Ongoing

ARTC

Contacting landownersto better understand how water is collected and used on properties.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Identifying potential locations for geotechnical surveys

Until September 2020

ARTC

Work will involve one vehicle with two people visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Aerial LiDAR survey


ARTC

AAMGroup

Ground model survey data will be gathered using an aircraft and aerial laser measurements to create a ground surface model. A twin-engine light commercial aircraft will fly parallel to the proposed rail route. Some survey personnel will carry out ground validation checks from the roadway.

South Western line, Millmerran branch line and tie in with the West Moreton line

Terrestrial ecology

August to November 2020

Cardno

Work will involve one or two vehicles with two people carrying out walk-throughs and visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/QLD border to Gowrie Junction

Validating existing survey reference marks

August to September 2020

RPS Australia

Work will involve two surveyors and a couple of vehicles. The team will be using a real time kinematic (RTK) GPS rover unit.