Community Consultative Committees

ARTC is committed to working closely with landholders and local communities. Community Consultative Committees give us another opportunity to keep you informed about the Inland Rail project and ensure your views are heard and addressed by us as we progress projects through the formal planning processes.

Each Committee will comprise Members with a range of backgrounds and interests and will have an Independent Chair.

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

In NSW, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment decides whether a committee should be established for state significant projects and ARTC acts under the department’s direction and guidance. The department also recruits, appoints and reviews the performance of Independent Chairpersons.

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

The purpose of the Committees will be to:

  • facilitate broader community involvement in the project
  • seek community feedback and input to project outcomes
  • increase awareness and understanding for the project by providing communities with ‘one-point of call’ for project information
  • act as a conduit between the project team and the community to provide information or address issues and concerns.

Current Committees

ARTC has currently established the following Community Consultative Committees. Further details for each Committee are available below:

Queensland Committee renewal

The two-year tenure of the four initial Queensland community consultative committees—Southern Darling Downs, Inner Darling Downs, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim—concluded in late 2019. Renewed committees were appointed in March 2020 for up to two years.

Community consultative committees will continue until the Border to Gowrie, Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru projects have gained statutory approval.

More information

We encourage you to get involved in the process and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback.

You can have your say now by contacting us directly or asking us a question.

ARTC is committed to working closely with landholders and local communities. Community Consultative Committees give us another opportunity to keep you informed about the Inland Rail project and ensure your views are heard and addressed by us as we progress projects through the formal planning processes.

Each Committee will comprise Members with a range of backgrounds and interests and will have an Independent Chair.

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

In NSW, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment decides whether a committee should be established for state significant projects and ARTC acts under the department’s direction and guidance. The department also recruits, appoints and reviews the performance of Independent Chairpersons.

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

The purpose of the Committees will be to:

  • facilitate broader community involvement in the project
  • seek community feedback and input to project outcomes
  • increase awareness and understanding for the project by providing communities with ‘one-point of call’ for project information
  • act as a conduit between the project team and the community to provide information or address issues and concerns.

Current Committees

ARTC has currently established the following Community Consultative Committees. Further details for each Committee are available below:

Queensland Committee renewal

The two-year tenure of the four initial Queensland community consultative committees—Southern Darling Downs, Inner Darling Downs, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim—concluded in late 2019. Renewed committees were appointed in March 2020 for up to two years.

Community consultative committees will continue until the Border to Gowrie, Gowrie to Helidon, Helidon to Calvert and Calvert to Kagaru projects have gained statutory approval.

More information

We encourage you to get involved in the process and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback.

You can have your say now by contacting us directly or asking us a question.

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