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 138km of new dual gauge track and upgrading approximately 69km 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.
The Border to Gowrie project draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public display commenced on Saturday 23 January 2021 and concluded on Tuesday 4 May 2021.
For more information about the EIS process and next steps, visit the Queensland Coordinator-General’s website.
Upgrade and new track
138km new track
69km upgraded track
Installing new dual gauge track and upgrading existing track
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.
December 6, 2023
Important – Fire ant emergency order
In late November, the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the detection of three red imported fire ant nests in South Murwillumbah in north-eastern New South Wales, 13km south of the Queensland border.
November 22, 2023
Border to Gowrie section update November 2023
Since our last update in June, in line with the Australian Government’s Independent Review of Inland Rail recommendations, work has progressed on key areas of the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section’s revised draft EIS for submission to Queensland’s Coordinator-General.
September 4, 2023
Two-year survey ensures the accuracy of Inland Rail
After two years Inland Rail has completed surveying and modelling of nearly 233,000 hectares of land – equivalent to the size of the Australian Capital Territory - to upgrade Queensland’s spatial cadastre as a crucial part of delivering the Inland Rail project.