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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.

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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.

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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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Best Western Goondiwindi manager standing in the motel reception area

March 29, 2021

Best Western Goondiwindi sees upside from Inland Rail

Our staff have enjoyed the five-star hospitality of Best Western Goondiwindi since 2016. We recently caught up with owner, Paul Hodda, who shared his thoughts on Inland Rail and what it means for the local community.

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Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program recipient, Yelarbon State School principal standing under their new digital sign out the front of the school

March 29, 2021

Yelarbon State School goes digital with help from Inland Rail

Last month, we caught up with Yelarbon State School Principal, Jacqui Coleborn to see the school’s new digital sign, partly funded by the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

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Visualisation of the proposed grade separation at Chamberlain Road, Gowrie Mountain

February 26, 2021

Border to Gowrie project update February 2021

The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Border to Gowrie project is on public display until 19 April 2021. This month, we hosted eight drop-in information sessions along the alignment on how to navigate the draft EIS.

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IR Skills Academy workshop

January 22, 2021

Inland Rail upskilling workshops a success

We’re committed to playing our part in upskilling regional communities and ensuring people are given the opportunity to help build Inland Rail. Late last year, the Inland Rail Skills Academy hosted eight business capability workshops between Beaudesert and Goondiwindi to help local businesses get ‘construction ready’.

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The first train on the completed Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail

December 23, 2020

Inland Rail to deliver more jobs and local spend

New modelling undertaken by PwC Australia for ARTC in 2020 shows Inland Rail will deliver more for Australia during construction and operation.

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The Gore Highway near the township of Pittsworth

December 22, 2020

Latest from your Community Consultative Committee

The Inner Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee met earlier this month. Catch up on what was discussed.

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Attendees at the Inland Rail Skills Academy business capability workshop in Toowoomba

December 22, 2020

Local and Indigenous businesses get ‘construction ready’

We’re helping Toowoomba region businesses get ‘construction ready’ through targeted business capability workshops and one-on-one mentoring run by the Inland Rail Skills Academy.

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