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.
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.
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.