Toomelah community members learn how to fence with local fencing contractor Drillchan

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.

Goondiwindi Regional Council Councillor Jason Watts, Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Terri-Ann Crothers and Inland Rail engagement manager Naomi Tonscheck

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.

Boggabilla Central School student hands over a certificate of appreciation to Inland Rail Indigenous Participation Coordinator during NAIDOC week celebrations

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. 

Inland Rail staff at the Goondiwindi Region Careers, Skills and Opportunities Expo

June 30, 2021

North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project update June 2021

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has publicly released the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border Response to Submissions Report, Biodiversity Development Assessment Report and Preferred Infrastructure Report as part of the project’s assessment phase. 

Members of Rotary Club Goondiwindi celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Rotary Australia

June 30, 2021

Inland Rail helps Rotary Club Goondiwindi celebrate 100 years

This year marks 100 years of outstanding community service for Rotary Australia. Rotary Club Goondiwindi recently commemorated the centenary with a family fun night, and we were more than happy to help them celebrate in style!

Diagram showing dual gauge rail configuration which consists of three rails: two vital rails and a third rail further away

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.

Inland Rail engagement staff standing with local landowners at Goondiwindi Show information stand

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).

Performing Arts Goondiwindi Secretary Lauren McVicar standing out the front of the group’s hut

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.

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Emily Louden

April 28, 2021

Goondiwindi office now open five days a week

This month, we welcomed a new member to our Goondiwindi-based stakeholder engagement team and extended our Marshall Street office opening hours to five days a week so locals can drop in and talk all things Inland Rail.

Care Goondiwindi and Inland Rail representatives standing on the deck of their new Care Community Space

April 28, 2021

Care Goondiwindi powers up with help from Inland Rail

We’re proud to support Care Goondiwindi in their mission to increase quality of life within the region. We recently caught up with their chief executive to hear how Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations funding contributed to their new Care Community Space.

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