The Gowrie to Helidon project was declared a ‘coordinated project’ by the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) in 2017, requiring Inland Rail to submit an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
In June 2020, we submitted the preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Queensland Coordinator-General and it has now been released by the Coordinator-General for public notification and submissions.
The draft EIS is on public display from Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 25 October 2021.
To view the draft EIS and make a submission, visit the Coordinator-General’s website.
Your feedback will help the Coordinator-General better understand the views of the community and inform the assessment of the project.
Check the Coordinator-General’s website for more information about coordinated projects, how projects requiring an EIS are assessed and how you can make a submission.
Engineering and environmental investigations
Future Freight Joint Venture (FFJV) has been awarded a contract to undertake engineering and environmental investigations for the Gowrie to Helidon section of Inland Rail.
The work FFJV is undertaking will provide the Inland Rail team with a greater understanding of the local geography, hydrology, flora and fauna, as well as air quality, noise and social factors.
These elements will help us progress the detailed design for this project.
Watch the latest project update
Find out what’s been happening on the Gowrie to Helidon section.
October 12, 2021
Gowrie to Helidon project public submissions closing soon
The Gowrie to Helidon draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been on public display since Monday 2 August 2021 and will close on 25 October 2021. There’s still time to have your say.
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.