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 contacting the project team on 1800 732 761 or via email at

View the 30km of new track and associated facilities between North Star and the NSW/Queensland border being considered by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This section comprises 25km of the existing non-operational Boggabilla rail corridor and 5km of new corridor to the north of the alignment. Please visit the Department’s website for more information on the project.

Route Alignment History

Inland Rail has undergone a progressive route development and selection process since 2006, with each stage refining the focus on what is required to deliver Inland Rail.

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