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 27km of non-operational rail line and 12km 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
12km new track
27km upgraded track
Building new track across the Macintyre River and upgrading existing track
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.
September 3, 2021
Training initiative bolsters employment in Toomelah
Inland Rail is already having a positive impact on the Toomelah community with a training initiative resulting in three local residents finding work with a fencing contractor.
September 3, 2021
North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project update – September 2021
We’re working closely with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as they complete their assessment of the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project and meeting with local industry groups to increase our understanding of issues currently impacting the region.
June 30, 2021
Celebrating NAIDOC week with our Indigenous communities
Inland Rail will be built and operated on the traditional lands of many Indigenous nations, and we value our relationships with the Indigenous communities along the alignment. This month, we joined Boggabilla Central School and Toomelah Public School to celebrate NAIDOC week in honour of the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.