The Helidon to Calvert project is in the reference design stage


Site investigations, environmental assessments and field studies continue to occur during reference design stage as we consult with landowners, councils and other key stakeholders.

The Helidon to Calvert project was declared a ‘coordinated project’ by the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) in 2017.

The preliminary draft EIS was submitted to the OCG for review in late 2019. Our team is now addressing feedback and comments on the preliminary draft EIS.

The draft EIS is expected to be available for public comment in the second half of 2020, subject to feedback from the OCG.

The Helidon to Calvert project also requires approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth) (EPBC Act) before it can proceed. The outcomes of the EIS will determine the process in making decisions on approvals.

To learn more about how the Helidon to Calvert project was assessed, view the Coordinator-General’s website.

Aerial view of Seventeen Mile Road gas line reserve, Helidon, Queensland.

Engineering and environmental investigations

Future Freight Joint Venture (FFJV) has been awarded a contract to undertake engineering and environmental investigations for the Helidon to Calvert 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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