Inland Rail Indigenous Participation Advisor, Ashley Williams at Boggabilla Central School to unveil ‘Connection to Country’ artwork

December 22, 2020

Boggabilla Central School unveils ‘Connection to Country’

This month, we received a magnificent three-piece artwork called ‘Connection to Country’ created by Boggabilla Central School students under the guidance of Indigenous artist, Elenore Binge.

SMK and Goondiwindi Men’s Shed representatives working together to supply to Inland Rail

December 22, 2020

SMK and Goondiwindi Men’s Shed join forces to supply Inland Rail

We’re committed to using local content and maximising the spread of local economic benefit, wherever possible. Goondiwindi survey business, SMK Consultants, is using stakes and pegs made by their local men’s shed for the Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail.

Toomelah community members learn new skills at heavy machinery training.

December 22, 2020

Training gets Toomelah ‘Inland Rail-ready’

We’re partnering with Indigenous communities right along the alignment to facilitate opportunities to get ‘Inland Rail-ready’. Earlier this month, we joined with Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council and LDO Group to run heavy machinery training for locals ahead of construction.

The Border Bridge at Goondiwindi

December 22, 2020

December 2020 project update for North Star to NSW/Queensland Border

This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project, we’ve continued work on our response to submissions report for the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, facilitated heavy machinery training in Toomelah and caught up with a Goondiwindi business using local resources and people to deliver their part of Inland Rail.

Visualisation of a train passing over a bridge.

November 27, 2020

November 2020 project update for North Star to Border

This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project, we’ve been preparing responses to submissions made during the recent Environmental Impact Statement public exhibition, helping local businesses get construction-ready, and speaking with community groups about opportunities and benefits.

Rail workers on the track performing maintenance outside Parkes, NSW.

November 27, 2020

Accelerated opportunities for local businesses

We recently launched a new procurement and packaging plan to industry that aims to accelerate opportunities for regional businesses to participate in upcoming construction package tenders. We caught up with the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce committee to brief them on what this means for local businesses.

Goondiwindi Rotary Club

November 27, 2020

Rendezvous with the Rotarians

Late last month, we caught up with Goondiwindi Rotary Club to share the latest on the project and hear about the positive impact Rotarians have on the community.

Inland Rail engagement advisor Laura Marer speaking with the Goondiwindi Country Women's Association

October 23, 2020

Catching up with the CWA

Earlier this month we joined the Goondiwindi Queensland Country Women’s Association (CWA) at their first meeting back since the COVID-19 pandemic. Armed with bottled water and sunscreen for all, we joined the group at the Goondiwindi and District Community Garden where they will soon take over two garden beds.

New sports equipment of the community of Toomelah

October 23, 2020

Inland Rail donation a sporting success for Toomelah

We’re proud to give back to our communities that are home to Inland Rail. We recently caught up with Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council to check out the sporting equipment they purchased after receiving an Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program grant.

North Star sign outside the railway station

October 23, 2020

October 2020 project update for North Star to Border

This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project we wrapped up public exhibition of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement, spent some time with the Goondiwindi Queensland Country Women’s Association and caught up with a recent Inland Rail grant recipient.

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