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 Gowrie to Helidon 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 defibrillator for the Toowoomba Lapidary Club
- training of volunteers for the Toowoomba PCYC
March 30, 2022
How we’re helping Bunya Park Scout Group ‘be prepared’ for all seasons
Come rail, hail or shine, the Bunya Park Scout Group of Toowoomba will be prepared for all seasons following the installation of new insulation in their hall thanks to a grant from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
March 22, 2022
Regionerate Rail chosen to deliver Gowrie to Kagaru section
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) today announced Regionerate Rail, a consortium comprising Clough, GS Engineering and Construction, Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo), Service Stream and Plenary Group, as the preferred bidder to deliver the Inland Rail Gowrie to Kagaru section.