North Star to NSW/Qld Border project update April 2021
This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project we continued work on our Response to Submissions Report, consulted the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) on the project’s conditions of approval and updated the Macintyre River floodplain model.
We are currently working with DPIE to negotiate the project’s draft conditions of approval. This is a collaborative process which also considers community submissions. It is anticipated the Minister for Planning will make a determination about the project over the coming months.
Macintyre River floodplain model update
We have updated the Macintyre River floodplain hydrologic and hydraulic modelling to ensure compliance with the Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2019 guidelines and best practice flood modelling. Hydrological modelling converts rainfall into runoff amounts and hydraulic modelling uses the hydrological model to recreate a flood event.
The latest calibration is more robust than previous model calibrations, and the hydraulic model incorporates 2019 LiDAR data for a more accurate representation of the current ground conditions.
During the recent weather event we also took the opportunity to capture aerial footage to gather more information. If you have any field data you would like to share with the project team, please send it to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re continuing to work with directly affected landowners and local councils to further explore hydrology impacts and discuss property matters with directly impacted landowners. For more information on Inland Rail’s land access and property acquisition processes, please visit the Property Acquisition page on our website.
We welcome your feedback and invite you to contact the project team on 1800 732 761 or email email@example.com for more information.
July 12, 2021
Camurra to North Star major track upgrade works (update)
From May 2021, Trans4m Rail will continue major track construction works within the existing rail corridor between Camurra and North Star. Works will occur between 7am and 6pm, seven days a week, to ensure our construction schedule is maintained.Please note, Sunday working hours are permitted under the project’s environmental approvals.
- July 2021 - October 2021
- Within the existing rail corridor between Camurra and North Star
- Camurra, NSW
July 6, 2021
Temporary Traffic Changes to Glenroy Street
From early July 2021, Trans4m Rail will continue major track construction works within the existing rail corridor between Bellata and South Moree. To enable level crossing works at Gurley Creek Road, a section of Glenroy Street (old Millie Road) between the Newell Highway and Bellata Street, Gurley will be temporarily closed for approximately two months. Signage and VMS boards are in place to notify road users of these changes. Please refer to the diagram below. The road closure will be in place until 6pm Tuesday 31 August 2021.
- July 2021 - August 2021
- Glenroy Street (old Millie Road) between the Newell Highway and Bellata Street
June 17, 2021
Mungle Creek bridge works
Trans4m Rail will conduct rail bridge demolition works near Mungle Creek, south of North Star, between June and July 2021.
The works will involve construction of a temporary access road to the bridge located north of level crossing 3167 and south of Mungle Creek. Demolition will include removal of the existing bridge structure and concrete components.
- June 2021 - July 2021
- Near Mungle Creek, south of North Star
- North Star, NSW