We are supporting people and businesses in the Illabo to Stockinbingal area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.
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 purchasing community items, such as:
- upgrading a scoring bench at the Junee Basketball Association recreation centre
- supporting a new online infrastructure for the WIRED Lab in Cootamundra
- helping the Rotary Club of Cootamundra with a garden improvement project
- installing a new vegetable garden for the students at Illabo Public School
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.
December 1, 2020
Project update on Illabo to Stockinbingal floodplain modelling
We are committed to minimising the impact of construction and operational activities on the communities in which we operate. Landowner and stakeholder input and consultation on existing flood conditions and potential impacts has been and will continue to be incorporated into the design of Inland Rail.
October 23, 2020
Inland Rail Scholarships supporting aspiring local students
The Inland Rail Scholarships program offers undergraduate degree students living near the Inland Rail alignment financial assistance of $5,000 per year of study. Applications are now open for students studying at Charles Sturt University in 2021.