The Gowrie to Helidon draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public display from Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 25 October 2021.


How to view the draft EIS and have your say

You can view the draft EIS online via the Queensland Coordinator-General’s website, or you can view digital copies at one of the following locations:
A printed copy will be available to view at the Gatton, Goombungee and Highfields libraries and our Gatton and Toowoomba offices.
To assist you in making a submission on the draft EIS, please read the Have your say on a draft environmental impact statement factsheet


Translation services and literacy support

If you need help with reading the EIS documents, or if English is your second language, please call 131 450. This is a free service.


Community Information Sessions

Find out more about the draft EIS at one of our Community Information Sessions being held between Tuesday 24 August and Saturday 9 October 2021. View a list of our upcoming sessions below.

Please note the information session and Community Consultative Committee briefing originally advertised for Saturday 21 August have been re-scheduled to Saturday 4 September due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel to regional areas.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees, social distancing measures will be in place at each session. We ask that you please register your attendance via telephone 1800 732 761 or email

Contact us

If you’re unable to attend a Community Information Session and would like to speak with a member of the project team, or to register your attendance, please email us at or call 1800 732 761.

Gowrie to Helidon draft EIS presentation video

View a video of the presentations delivered by the EIS subject matter experts at the Lockyer Valley CCC meeting on Tuesday 24 August 2021.

The presentations cover 11 chapters from the draft EIS. Use the chapters listed in the video description to skip to the topic you’re interested in.

View the presentation

ARTC Information Session at Murphys Creek

Draft EIS summary of findings

The Gowrie to Helidon summary of findings provides a high-level overview of each chapter of the draft EIS. It summarises the major findings of the technical studies and shows where in the EIS more detailed information can be found.

View summary of findings

Aerial shot of a large forest near Gowrie

New project noise map

We have mapped noise modelling results for railway operations in 2027.


Screen capture of the Gowrie To Helidon Noise Map

Your consultative committee

Two Community Consultative Committees (CCCs) have been established for local communities in the Gowrie to Helidon area.

These CCCs provide a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.

Importantly, they also provide an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.

Inner Darling Downs CCC    Lockyer Valley CCC  Learn more about CCCs

View the project interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. The map is currently closed for comment while the draft EIS is on public display.


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