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.
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.
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.
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.