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 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
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. 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.
April 28, 2021
How we’re managing property acquisition in Queensland
If you’re a landowner living along the proposed alignment, you may have some questions about how Inland Rail may impact you and your community. We are commencing preliminary conversations with landowners and communities during the project’s environmental and planning assessment phases to talk about potential impacts in more detail.
April 28, 2021
Performing Arts Goondiwindi takes a seat with help with Inland Rail
From toddler music groups to live performances, Performing Arts Goondiwindi supports the region’s thriving arts scene and aims to cater to the diverse interests of its members. We recently caught up with the group to hear how the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program has helped provide safe seating for their community.