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Inland Rail engagement staff with maps and collateral at Goondiwindi Show information stand

May 31, 2021

Border to Gowrie project update May 2021

This month saw the close of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public consultation period on 4 May 2021. Submissions are now being assessed by the Queensland Coordinator-General (CG).

Diagram showing dual gauge rail configuration which consists of three rails: two vital rails and a third rail further away

May 31, 2021

Inland Rail 101: rail gauges

Rail terminology, or train speak, can be tricky to decipher. To give you the inside track (pun intended), we’ll be sharing a series of diagrams and visualisations which explain some of the terms, designs, and construction methodologies we use at Inland Rail. First up, rail gauges.

Inland Rail representatives standing talking with a landowner on his rural property

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.

Performing Arts Goondiwindi Secretary Lauren McVicar standing out the front of the group’s hut

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.

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Emily Louden

April 28, 2021

Goondiwindi office now open five days a week

This month, we welcomed a new member to our Goondiwindi-based stakeholder engagement team and extended our Marshall Street office opening hours to five days a week so locals can drop in and talk all things Inland Rail.

Care Goondiwindi and Inland Rail representatives standing on the deck of their new Care Community Space

April 28, 2021

Care Goondiwindi powers up with help from Inland Rail

We’re proud to support Care Goondiwindi in their mission to increase quality of life within the region. We recently caught up with their chief executive to hear how Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations funding contributed to their new Care Community Space.

Condamine floodplain in the Border to Gowrie project

April 28, 2021

Border to Gowrie project update April 2021

This month, we received advice from the Coordinator-General (CG) that the draft Border to Gowrie Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) consultation period has been extended by an additional two weeks to Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Inland Rail staff standing in Toowoomba office reception holding a piece of Indigenous artwork by Western Wakka Wakka artist, Belinda Smith

March 29, 2021

Indigenous artwork takes pride of place in Toowoomba office

Respect and recognition are key aspects of our ongoing engagement with the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Inland Rail will be built and operated. This month, the Toowoomba office proudly installed Continuous Connection by Western Wakka Wakka artist Belinda Smith. The artwork symbolises the tracks of Belinda’s ancestors who left their footprints on country for future generations.

Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program recipient, Yelarbon Yellow Bellies Secretary standing in front of their new portable cricket nets

March 29, 2021

In the nets with the Yelarbon Yellow Bellies

Last month, we caught up with the Yelarbon Yellow Bellies Cricket Club who recently purchased portable cricket nets with a grant from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

Visualisation of the proposed level crossing at Hall Road on the Border to Gowrie project

March 29, 2021

Border to Gowrie project update March 2021

Community input on Inland Rail is always welcome and your feedback on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Border to Gowrie project is sought during the public notification period which closes on 19 April 2021.

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