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 Calvert to Kagaru area are already benefiting.
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:
- a much-needed trailer for the Rosewood Men’s Shed when volunteering at events
October 12, 2021
Calvert to Kagaru project update October 2021
As part of the Coordinated Projects’ process, the Queensland Coordinator-General has evaluated the Inland Rail Calvert to Kagaru project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and decided additional information is required.
October 12, 2021
Withcott students use Inland Rail sponsored iPads for STEM classes
Withcott State School students are honing their scientific research skills with iPads bought through the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.