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 Helidon to Calvert 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:
- security upgrades to the Gatton Pony Club, Grantham
- leatherwork tools and establishment of a new website for Bootstraps, Gatton
November 10, 2020
Inland Rail Public Private Partnership one step closer
Three world-class consortia have been invited by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to submit proposals for the section of Inland Rail from Gowrie outside Toowoomba to Kagaru near Beaudesert in Queensland, to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP).
October 19, 2020
Keeping the conversation going at community events
Our project teams have been busy attending recent community events and market days in your area because we want you to be as informed possible about project progress.