Team offers support during snap border closure

When the NSW/Queensland border shut during the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Moree, our team worked quickly to deliver sanitiser, tissues, toilet paper and masks to Boggabilla and Toomelah.

Car driving across the border bridge between NSW and Queensland at Goondiwindi

Delivery Director Central, Heather Parry said when the project’s engagement and social performance teams heard about the snap border closure, they mobilised quickly. 

We understand how tough snap closures are on border communities and with the added stress of a confirmed COVID-19 case in Toomelah, we wanted to make sure these at-risk communities had access to supplies to help minimise the spread,” Ms Parry said.   

“The team put together a range of essential supplies and delivered them to Toomelah and Boggabilla for community members to take what they needed.” 

Stakeholder Engagement Manager Central, Naomi Tonscheck said being a good neighbour is an important part of Inland Rail’s ongoing community involvement.  

We’ve been working within Toomelah and Boggabilla for years as part of our consultation and engagement with communities along the North Star to Border project alignment,” she said. 

“I’m really pleased we were able to lend a hand.” 

IMAGE: The border bridge between New South Wales and Queensland at Goondiwindi

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