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.

Visualisation of a train passing over a bridge.

Project status

The North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project is currently in the ‘response to submissions’ phase of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s (DPIE) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. 

Following the project’s EIS public exhibition, DPIE published all submissions received on their website and asked us to prepare a submissions report. The purpose of the submissions report is to give us a chance to respond to issues raised and help DPIE assess the project.

As previously advised, we expect to provide a final submissions report to DPIE for assessment early next year. For more information on the project’s current status and to view submissions, visit DPIE’s website. You can also find detailed information on the State Significant Infrastructure EIS process here. 

While work is underway on the submissions report, we are upskilling local businesses in preparation for the next phase of the project. Visit our website to find out about upcoming opportunities. 

Ongoing consultation

Local communities and landowners have been contributing to our understanding of this section of Inland Rail since early 2016. We encourage you to get involved as we move toward construction and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback at any time.

Be sure to visit our project page for the latest news and events, call us on 1800 732 761 or email 


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