This 39km section of Inland Rail connects North Star in New South Wales to the Queensland Rail South Western System on the NSW/QLD border.

The project includes upgrading 25km of non-operational rail line and 14km of new track across the Macintyre River, allowing for future connections to Goondiwindi and the broader region. It follows the existing track north from North Star before crossing Bruxner Way and the border to join the existing Queensland Rail line.

The project is currently in the reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to better understand potential issues and opportunities around the Macintyre River crossing.



Upgrade and new track


14km new track
25km upgraded track

Anticipated works

Building new track across the Macintyre River and upgrading existing track


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Project map

The route tracks from North Star across the Macintyre River then joins the existing QR South Western Rail line.

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Interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

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North Star to NSW/QLD Border project fact sheet

Fact sheet for the North Star to Border project.

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