North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project update – September 2021
We’re working closely with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as they complete their assessment of the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project and meeting with local industry groups to increase our understanding of issues currently impacting the region.
Please visit DPIE’s major projects website for more information about the project’s status and reports including our Response to Submissions, Preferred Infrastructure Report and Biodiversity Assessment Report.
Out and about
Thanks to the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce for having us at their recent business breakfast meeting. We heard from industry leaders about what’s currently impacting regional employment and human resources.
“Attracting, training and retaining employees is a hot topic for local businesses and other organisations across the Goondiwindi region,” Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce Executive Officer, Terri-Ann Crothers said.
“We’re in the enviable position of experiencing low unemployment rates and strong economic development in our region.
“However, these positive aspects have created issues, highlighting the crucial need for more people to fill job vacancies created in our thriving community,” she said.
“As local businesses expand, and with the arrival of major projects like Inland Rail in the future, we need to look for solutions to keep locals here and attract new residents to our towns.”
Inland Rail Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Naomi Tonscheck said industry events like the business breakfast are both thoroughly enjoyable and provide a fantastic opportunity to meet with community members to understand the full impact of the project.
“Local knowledge is vital to Inland Rail,” Ms Tonscheck said.
“In order to successfully deliver the project, we need to understand and manage its impacts.
“The best way we can do this is by talking to and listening to local communities, businesses, industry and government to increase our understanding, which in turn influences how we design, construct and deliver Inland Rail.”
We’re continuing to undertake a range of activities including one-on-one consultation with individual landowners during this phase of the project.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your local engagement representative, or get in touch by:
- dropping into our office at 116 Marshall Street (in the Goondiwindi Business Hub)
- calling 1800 732 761
- emailing email@example.com.
September 24, 2021
Euroa draft design advertorial
In Euroa, there is not enough clearance under the Anderson Street bridge for double-stacked freight trains. We’ve incorporated feedback so far to develop draft design options showing what a new bridge or vehicle underpass could look like to replace the existing Anderson Street bridge.
September 24, 2021
Benalla draft design advertorial
We understand there is strong support to realign the track in Benalla. That’s why we’ve developed a draft design on what that might look like for the Benalla Station Precinct to compare with the design option for a new bridge.
September 21, 2021
ARTC to unite New South Wales and Queensland through Inland Rail border project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has harnessed the skills of multi-national construction firm Laing O’Rourke for the delivery of civil works for Inland Rail sections in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland.