New Toowoomba office boosts local jobs

Federal Member for Groom, Dr John McVeigh opened the larger capacity Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) office and welcomed the increased presence in Toowoomba as a reflection of the importance the region was playing in the design and development of Inland Rail in Queensland.

Inland Rail Toowoomba office opening

Federal Member for Groom, Dr John McVeigh opened the larger capacity Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) office and welcomed the increased presence in Toowoomba as a reflection of the importance the region was playing in the design and development of Inland Rail in Queensland.

“Inland Rail’s fast and reliable freight rail service is going to change the way farmers, producers and manufacturers in Queensland move their goods, opening up new markets and opportunities,” Dr McVeigh said.

“More than 60 per cent of the Inland Rail investment will be made in Queensland and much of this will be in Toowoomba. As we fast become a northern freight and logistics hub, it’s fitting that ARTC increase their presence in town as they work to refine the design of Inland Rail.

The new office was designed and built by local company WJT Builders and can accommodate up to 40 people, all appropriately distanced.

“The office will serve as a hub for ARTC’s community engagement for a number of Inland Rail projects and will be critical in providing members of the community with the information they need as Inland Rail gains momentum and becomes a reality in Queensland.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Inland Rail was of huge significance to Queensland and to regional Australia.

“The Australian Government is committed to growing our regional communities and supporting strong and vibrant regional economies through the creation of local jobs, economic diversification and regional growth – Inland Rail is a prime example of how we are activating our regions.”


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