Current and upcoming field investigations

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.

ARTC team member in discussion with community members

Current and upcoming field investigations:

Location/s

Type of work

Timing

Contractor

What to expect

NSW/Queensland border to Gowrie Junction

Water surveys

Ongoing

ARTC

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

NSW/ Queensland border to Gowrie Junction

Identifying potential locations for geotechnical surveys

Until September 2020

ARTC

One vehicle with two people visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/ Queensland border to Gowrie Junction

Aerial LiDAR survey

Timing TBC

ARTC

AAMGroup

Ground model survey data will be collected along the route by a twin-engine light commercial aircraft. Aerial laser measurements gathered will create a ground surface model. 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

September to November 2020

Cardno

One or two vehicles with two people carrying out walk-throughs and visually inspecting and photographing sites.

NSW/ Queensland border to Gowrie Junction

Validating existing survey reference marks

Late November 2020

RPS Australia

Two surveyors and a couple of vehicles using a real time kinematic (RTK) GPS rover unit.


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