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

Anticipated works

Installing new dual gauge track and upgrading existing track


Reference design

Project map

The route from Yelarbon in the south to Gowrie Junction in the north is co-located with both the existing South Western Line and Millmerran Branch line rail corridors.


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Interactive map

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.


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Border to Gowrie project fact sheet

Border to Gowrie project fact sheet

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