Queenslanders can look forward to a boost in gross state product of more than $7.2 billion during construction of Inland Rail and over the next 50 years.
Locals in the NSW/QLD Border to Gowrie areas are already benefitting.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.
We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.
Indigenous people and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
Sponsorship of community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include essential community items and activities, such as:
- air conditioning for the Inglewood Men’s Shed
- installation of electrical cables at Yelarbon Men’s Shed
- lawn mower for the Yelarbon recreation ground
- power tools for the Goondiwindi Men’s Shed
- barbeque for the Downs Steam Tourist Rail and Museum
- supporting the Biddeston Primary School PCYC garden party.
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).
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.
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.