We are committed to working closely with landholders and local communities throughout the design, development and construction of Inland Rail.

Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees (CCCs) provide a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.

Importantly, they also provide an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.

The CCCs are made up of specially selected members with a range of backgrounds and interests. Each committee has an Independent Chair.

While the committees are not decision-making bodies, their input and feedback will result in projects that better address community issues and concerns during planning and design.

Committees in Queensland

For Inland Rail projects in Queensland, the committees are formally appointed following assessment of nominations by an independent assessor.

Inland Rail CCCs in Queensland are:

Southern Darling Downs

Inner Darling Downs

Gowrie to Calvert

Scenic Rim and Ipswich

The Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton CCC was disbanded following the Australian Government’s Independent Review of Inland Rail and the recommendation that work on the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project cease at this time.  

Committees in New South Wales

In New South Wales, the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) decides whether a committee should be established for state significant projects and we act under the Department’s direction and guidance. DPE also recruits, appoints and reviews the performance of independent chairpersons.

Inland Rail CCCs in New South Wales are:

North Star to NSW/QLD Border

Narromine to Narrabri

Illabo to Stockinbingal

Albury to Illabo

Committees in Victoria

We do not have CCCs in Victoria. However, two working groups were established to help facilitate community involvement in the Beveridge to Albury project. Both working groups are no longer active.

Benalla Working Group

Euroa Working Group

Role of Community Consultative Committee Chair in Queensland

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Role of Community Consultative Committee Chair in New South Wales

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Community Consultative Committee guidelines for New South Wales

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