Project Stage

We carry out various environmental and technical studies and investigations. This stage is also supported by extensive community and stakeholder consultation to listen to and act on landowner feedback and…

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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 was on public display from Monday 2 August 2021 to Monday 25 October 2021.

To view the draft EIS and next steps, 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 and how projects requiring an EIS are assessed.

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.

ARTC drilling site on a property owned by Teen Challenge, near Toowoomba.

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Find out what’s been happening on the Gowrie to Helidon section.

Process to assess Queensland major projects

A flow chart detailing the approval process for major projects in Queensland, including opportunities for public input.

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Learn more about what’s involved in the reference design stage.

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