Works and planning
A 100-metre wide Focused Area of Investigation (FAI) has been identified for the North Star to NSW/QLD Border section of Inland Rail.
This FAI follows the non-operational rail corridor towards Boggabilla and then crosses the Macintyre River before joining the existing rail line in Queensland. Work will involve building a new rail line along the existing corridor and over the Macintyre River.
Since 2016, our team has undertaken detailed field studies and consultations with landowners and local communities. These investigations have helped us to understand the potential issues and opportunities around the Macintyre River crossing.
The current alignment allows for future connectivity to Goondiwindi and the broader region.
Watch the latest project update
Find out what’s been happening on the North Star to NSW/QLD Border section.
Watch a fly-through of the project
Get a bird’s-eye view of the North Star to NSW/QLD Border section.
This fly-through shows both the 30km section of the project in NSW and 9km in Queensland, and provides a bird’s eye view of the project’s reference design, including the proposed rail alignment, proposed Macintyre floodplain crossing solution, public road rail crossings, bridge structures, cuttings and embankments.
Please note, the reference design may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals or during detailed design. Buildings directly impacted by the reference design are not shown in this video.
We acknowledge some properties are impacted by the project reference design and landowners can still provide feedback by providing a submission to the Department of Industry, Planning and Environment during the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public exhibition. Please visit the Department’s website for more information to have your say between 26 August and 6 October 2020.
View the 30km of new track and associated facilities between North Star and the NSW/Queensland border being considered by DPIE. This section comprises 25km of the existing non-operational Boggabilla rail corridor and 5km of new corridor to the north of the alignment.
Route Alignment History
Inland Rail has undergone a progressive route development and selection process since 2006, each stage refining the focus on what is required to deliver the Inland Rail project.
November 27, 2020
November 2020 project update for North Star to Border
This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project, we’ve been preparing responses to submissions made during the recent Environmental Impact Statement public exhibition, helping local businesses get construction-ready, and speaking with community groups about opportunities and benefits.
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.