Local communities and landowners have been contributing to our understanding of this section of Inland Rail since early 2016.

Since the proposed alignment was endorsed, we have been meeting with local communities, landowners and stakeholders who may experience impacts associated with Inland Rail to discuss next steps.

As the project has progressed, we have shared developments and sought feedback through one-on-one conversations, community information sessions, Community Consultative Committee meetings, project newsletters, project videos, our website, social media and interactive maps.

We encourage you to get involved and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback at any time.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your local engagement representative, or get in touch by:

  • dropping into our office at 116 Marshall Street (in the Goondiwindi Business Hub)
  • calling 1800 732 761
  • emailing

Consultation events


There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Understanding impacts

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.

Learn how we are managing impacts

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.

View the Inland Rail Route History

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.

North Star to NSW/QLD Border CCC   Learn more about CCC’s

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.


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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.

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