Inland Rail has already helped more than 100 regional NSW businesses build their capability to win work from the next stages of Inland Rail.
Locals in the North Star to NSW/QLD Border areas are already benefiting.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.
We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.
Indigenous people and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
Sponsorship of community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include essential community items and activities, such as:
- cultural festivals
- men’s shed initiatives
- purchase of sporting equipment for community facilities
- local sporting events.
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!
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.
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.