Helidon to Calvert project update February 2023

The Helidon to Calvert project team have been preparing to consult on the revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Helidon to Calvert consultation

In coming months, we’ll hold workshops to seek community feedback on the project’s revised draft EIS chapters. Session details are available below.

Consultation has taken place with key stakeholders, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Ipswich City Council and the Department of Education as schools need to be informed about proposed road network changes which may impact student drop off and pick areas, as well as bus routes.

We’ve held meetings with tourism operators and accommodation providers to understand how Inland Rail can minimise disruption to their operations while maximising the benefits communities will experience during the planning, construction and operation of Inland Rail. Identifying ways we can better manage impacts and opportunities during periods of high demand is critical to the project.

EIS workshops details

Flora, fauna and offsets workshop

  • Date: 19 April 2023
  • Time: 6pm–8pm
  • Venue: Murphy’s Creek Community Centre, Murphy’s Creek

Social Performance and Sustainability workshop

  • Date: 27 April 2023
  • Time: 6pm–8pm
  • Venue: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton

You can register your interest for the sessions online, contact us on inlandrailqld@artc.com.au or phone 1800 732 761. Please note registrations are not mandatory. You can also drop in at any time during the sessions to discuss any feedback you may have.

The next Gowrie to Calvert Community Consultative Committee meeting will be held in Laidley with social performance the key topic.

Gowrie to Calvert CCC meeting

  • Date: 18 April 2023
  • Time: 6pm–8pm
  • Venue: Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley

If you are unable to attend the above events, there are a number of ways you can get in touch with us to give your feedback:

  • 1800 732 761 –call us and ask to speak to a H2C project stakeholder engagement representative.
  • inlandrailqld@artc.com.au – send us an email.
  • Interactive map – drop a pin on our interactive online map and leave your comment.

Further information sessions are scheduled for later in the year – we will advertise them in your local newspapers, on social media and also inform you via email.