The Border to Gowrie section of Inland Rail will connect one of Australia’s most productive farming regions to markets across the country.
This section includes building approximately 145km of new dual gauge track and upgrading approximately 71km of track from the New South Wales/Queensland border, near Yelarbon, to Gowrie Junction, north west of Toowoomba in Queensland.
Once complete, Inland Rail will help producers be more competitive, connecting them to markets in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth more efficiently, more reliably and in larger volumes.
The Border to Gowrie project is now in the reference design stage. We have conducted field and geotechnical investigations, modelling and community feedback, and are preparing to finalise our designs.
Draft EIS now on public display
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Border to Gowrie project is on public display from Saturday 23 January 2021 to Monday 19 April 2021. To view the draft EIS and make a submission, visit the Coordinator-General’s website.
Upgrade and new track
145km new track
71km upgraded track
Installing new dual gauge track and upgrading existing track
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. The map is currently closed for comment while the draft EIS is on public display.
February 26, 2021
Border to Gowrie project update February 2021
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Border to Gowrie project is on public display until 19 April 2021. This month, we hosted eight drop-in information sessions along the alignment on how to navigate the draft EIS.
January 22, 2021
Inland Rail upskilling workshops a success
We’re committed to playing our part in upskilling regional communities and ensuring people are given the opportunity to help build Inland Rail. Late last year, the Inland Rail Skills Academy hosted eight business capability workshops between Beaudesert and Goondiwindi to help local businesses get ‘construction ready’.