How we’re managing property acquisition in Queensland

If you’re a landowner living along the proposed alignment, you may have some questions about how Inland Rail may impact you and your community. We are commencing preliminary conversations with landowners and communities during the project’s environmental and planning assessment phases to talk about potential impacts in more detail.

Inland Rail representatives standing talking with a landowner on his rural property

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), on behalf of the Queensland Government, is the acquiring authority for the Queensland section of Inland Rail. TMR will manage the land acquisition process under the Queensland legislation set out in the Acquisition of Land Act 1967. 

Property owners with land affected by the Inland Rail alignment will be formally advised and guided through the land acquisition process by TMR and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

ARTC is contacting landowners whose land or assets are directly affected by the potential land acquisition boundaries. The land acquisition boundary is generally narrower than the project footprint released as part of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as it is based on minimum project requirements.

TMR and ARTC are working together to share information and seek meetings with landowners whose properties or assets are affected by the proposed land acquisition boundaries. 

For more information about the land acquisition process ARTC will follow for Inland Rail in Queensland, including when land will be acquired, how it will be acquired and how landowners will be assisted through the acquisition process, please read our fact sheet. 


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