We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential amenity impacts on their properties once Inland Rail is operational. Our environmental assessments have looked at a broad range of factors, including operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.
You can find more information about how we are working with you to address impacts on the understanding impacts page.
Finalising the rail corridor
The current Inland Rail route has been fully considered, informed by 15 years of rigorous analysis, engineering design and business case development. ARTC is investigating the feasibility of the current route and can only investigate alternative routes if directed by the Australian Government.
For more details please refer to the Inland Rail Route History. Whilst we are not able to change the route, we are committed to working with local communities to find solutions to concerns where possible. For example, where noise mitigation is proposed, we will liaise with impacted landowners to determine the best approach.
View the Route History page for more information on the decisions that have informed our route.
Your consultative committee
A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has been established for local communities in the North Star to NSW/QLD Border area.This CCC provides a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.
Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.
Leave your feedback on the 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.
North Star to NSW/Queensland Border EIS summary of findings
The North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project summary of findings provides a high-level overview of each chapter of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It summarises the major findings of the technical studies and shows where in the draft EIS more detailed information can be found.
May 31, 2021
Inland Rail 101: rail gauges
Rail terminology, or train speak, can be tricky to decipher. To give you the inside track (pun intended), we’ll be sharing a series of diagrams and visualisations which explain some of the terms, designs, and construction methodologies we use at Inland Rail. First up, rail gauges.
May 31, 2021
North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project update May 2021
This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project we submitted our Preferred Infrastructure Report and Biodiversity Development Assessment Report to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
April 28, 2021
Performing Arts Goondiwindi takes a seat with help with Inland Rail
From toddler music groups to live performances, Performing Arts Goondiwindi supports the region’s thriving arts scene and aims to cater to the diverse interests of its members. We recently caught up with the group to hear how the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program has helped provide safe seating for their community.