Inland Rail progresses in Queensland with Project Declaration

Australia’s once-in-a-generation Inland Rail continues to advance with Queensland’s Coordinator-General declaring the Calvert to Kagaru section a coordinated project.

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail Calvert to Kagaru Senior Project Manager, Ignacio Sanz, said that the critical step was part of the primary approvals process which will include consultation and opportunities to make submissions over the next 12-18 months.

“Community input is vital and will be taken into account in the design of the project.

“ARTC is committed to open engagement and over the coming weeks and months we will meet with landholders, community members and other key stakeholders about the Calvert to Kagaru section so as to better understand their issues and concerns.”

Mr. Sanz said that ARTC will host information sessions for the Calvert to Kagaru section in July, with details to be announced shortly.

“We invite anyone who is interested to know more about Inland Rail to attend our information sessions in July, provide feedback on the project and learn more about the approvals process that we will go through as the project progresses over the next 12-18 months.”

Mr Sanz said that the next step is for the Coordinator-General to issue Draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for public comment in the coming weeks and ARTC will hold further information sessions once the Draft ToR have been issued.

The final ToR set out the matters that ARTC must address when preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.

“Queensland stands to benefit from Inland Rail and ARTC understands how important it is for people to understand the proposals in their local area.”

Information sessions

ARTC invites the community to drop into any of our information sessions to learn about the Inland Rail project – Calvert to Kagaru:

  • Date: 2pm-5pm, Tuesday 4 July 2017 Venue: Purga School Road Hall
  • Date: 2pm-5pm, Thursday 6 July 2017 Venue: Peak Crossing Hall
  • Date: 10am-12pm, Saturday 8 July 2017 Venue: CWA Hall, 86 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

More information

Calvert to Kagaru Information Sessions

Calvert to Kagaru project webpage

Media release from Minister Chester

Anyone with questions about Inland Rail in their area can contact a member of the ARTC project team on 1800 732 761 and inlandrailqld@artc.com.au

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