Proposed road network changes in Athol
We’re proposing to update the design of Purcell Road and Athol School Road at Athol following extensive engagement with the local community and road managers. The proposed road network changes are designed to increase road user safety and minimise impacts to properties.
Translation services and literacy support
If you need help with reading the EIS documents, or if English is your second language, please call 131 450. This is a free service.
Draft EIS summary of findings
The Border to Gowrie summary of findings provides a high-level overview of each chapter of the EIS. It summarises the major findings of the technical studies and shows where in the EIS more detailed information can be found.
November 10, 2023
Inner and Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee meeting
The Inner and Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committees were established to keep the community informed about Inland Rail and provide opportunities for ideas and views to be heard.
November 8, 2023
Pittsworth drop-in session
Our engagement team is hosting a drop-in session about the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie project. Come and see us with any questions you may have about the project.
We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential amenity impacts on their properties once Inland Rail is operational. Our environmental assessments have looked at a broad range of factors, including operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.
You can find more information about how we are working with you to address impacts on the understanding impacts page.
Finalising the rail corridor
The current Inland Rail route has been fully considered, informed by 15 years of rigorous analysis, engineering design and business case development. ARTC is investigating the feasibility of the current route and can only investigate alternative routes if directed by the Australian Government.
For more details please refer to the Inland Rail Route History. Whilst we are not able to change the route, we are committed to working with local communities to find solutions to concerns where possible. For example, where noise mitigation is proposed, we will liaise with impacted landowners to determine the best approach.
View the Route History page for more information on the decisions that have informed our route.
Your consultative committee
A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) represents local communities in the Border to Gowrie area.
This CCC provides a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.
Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.
Leave your feedback on the interactive map
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.