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Rail workers on the track performing maintenance outside Parkes, NSW.

November 27, 2020

Accelerated opportunities for local businesses

We recently launched a new procurement and packaging plan to industry that aims to accelerate opportunities for regional businesses to participate in upcoming construction package tenders. We caught up with the Goondiwindi Chamber of Commerce committee to brief them on what this means for local businesses.

Goondiwindi Rotary Club

November 27, 2020

Rendezvous with the Rotarians

Late last month, we caught up with Goondiwindi Rotary Club to share the latest on the project and hear about the positive impact Rotarians have on the community.

Inland Rail engagement advisor Laura Marer speaking with the Goondiwindi Country Women's Association

October 23, 2020

Catching up with the CWA

Earlier this month we joined the Goondiwindi Queensland Country Women’s Association (CWA) at their first meeting back since the COVID-19 pandemic. Armed with bottled water and sunscreen for all, we joined the group at the Goondiwindi and District Community Garden where they will soon take over two garden beds.

Inland Rail employees with Tommelah community members on an excusrsion

October 23, 2020

Inland Rail donation a sporting success for Toomelah

We’re proud to give back to our communities that are home to Inland Rail. We recently caught up with Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council to check out the sporting equipment they purchased after receiving an Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program grant.

North Star sign outside the railway station

October 23, 2020

October 2020 project update for North Star to Border

This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project we wrapped up public exhibition of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement, spent some time with the Goondiwindi Queensland Country Women’s Association and caught up with a recent Inland Rail grant recipient.

Construction Sciences Area Manager Ryan Leeson

September 23, 2020

Construction Sciences gives back to local communities through Inland Rail 

Inland Rail is creating benefits and opportunities for businesses, big and small. For a national company with regional project offices, like Construction Sciences, working on Inland Rail has provided an opportunity to invest in and upskill staff while helping to revitalise local economies.   

Visualisation of a train passing over a bridge.

September 16, 2020

EIS public exhibition continues

Last month, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) released the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public exhibition and comment.

Lauren Marer_Gundy staff member

August 27, 2020

Inland Rail Goondiwindi office welcomes new staff member

Lauren Marer will be based at the Inland Rail office inside the Goondiwindi Business Hub on Marshall Street from Monday to Friday. Lauren will also frequently travel to North Star and is available to meet with businesses and residents in and around the North Star area, pending latest public health advice.

Macintyre River consultation

August 27, 2020

Macintyre River floodplain consultation update

We acknowledge hydrology and flooding are key concerns for communities along the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border alignment, and extensive consultation on the Macintyre River floodplain model development has taken place at each stage of the project.

Rail track maintenance

August 27, 2020

Businesses get ‘construction ready’ at Goondiwindi workshop

More than 20 local businesses learnt how to craft clear and concise business capability statements for presenting to project contractors at a workshop at the Golden Age Centre earlier this month.

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