Border to Gowrie project update May 2021

This month saw the close of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public consultation period on 4 May 2021. Submissions are now being assessed by the Queensland Coordinator-General (CG).

Inland Rail engagement staff with maps and collateral at Goondiwindi Show information stand

The project’s draft EIS was released for public notification and comment by the CG on Saturday 23 January 2021 and closed on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

During this time, the community and key stakeholders were invited to view and make a submission to the CG on the draft EIS. 

The CG will now evaluate the draft EIS against public submissions and feedback from advisory agencies.

If deemed adequate, the CG will accept the EIS as final and release the evaluation report stating recommendations and conditions of approval. However, the CG may request further information be addressed by ARTC in a revised draft EIS for consideration. 

You can view the draft EIS online at 

Download our fact sheet for more information about the project, what has been happening and next steps. 

Out and about 

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Goondiwindi Show earlier this month. We spoke to lots of locals and visitors about everything from managing impacts to what’s up next on the project.

Our team loves a chat so don’t forget to drop in and say hello at our weekly community information stall. You can find us in Pittsworth or Millmerran every Wednesday between 10am and 1pm. Visit our events page for more information. 

You can also get in touch with us by calling 1800 732 761, emailing or by dropping in to our Toowoomba office at 143-145 Margaret Street (next door to Fitzy’s). 

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