Working with Indigenous communities

Indigenous participation

Inland Rail will be built and operated on the traditional lands of many Indigenous nations and their communities. We value our relationships with Indigenous communities, recognising their inherent connection to their traditional lands, their continuing responsibility of stewardship and caring for country and culture and their place as important members of our region and cities.

Cultural awareness tour March 2017 DubboInland Rail is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to create meaningful opportunities that deliver lasting benefits for individuals, their families and their communities.

Managing cultural heritage

Inland Rail is committed to excellence in cultural heritage management.

We are building positive working relationships with Indigenous cultural knowledge holders to promote understanding and help manage potential impacts to Indigenous heritage.

To achieve our cultural heritage goals we will:

  • meet all statutory and regulatory obligations under relevant cultural heritage legislation
  • where practical, manage cultural heritage by agreement with Aboriginal cultural heritage parties
  • develop systems and processes to ensure Inland Rail's agreed heritage management commitments are met
  • provide opportunities for Inland Rail employees and contractors to learn about our Indigenous communities' cultural heritage from elders and other cultural knowledge holders.

Contact us

Inland Rail recognises that working with communities, landowners, and state and local governments is vital to our planning and consultation work.

We value your input so if you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.

Inland Rail uses the term "Indigenous" to describe the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. Inland Rail will consult with local communities and use preferred terms (such as "Aboriginal") for each Inland Rail project.

Indigenous participation

Inland Rail will be built and operated on the traditional lands of many Indigenous nations and their communities. We value our relationships with Indigenous communities, recognising their inherent connection to their traditional lands, their continuing responsibility of stewardship and caring for country and culture and their place as important members of our region and cities.

Cultural awareness tour March 2017 DubboInland Rail is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to create meaningful opportunities that deliver lasting benefits for individuals, their families and their communities.

Managing cultural heritage

Inland Rail is committed to excellence in cultural heritage management.

We are building positive working relationships with Indigenous cultural knowledge holders to promote understanding and help manage potential impacts to Indigenous heritage.

To achieve our cultural heritage goals we will:

  • meet all statutory and regulatory obligations under relevant cultural heritage legislation
  • where practical, manage cultural heritage by agreement with Aboriginal cultural heritage parties
  • develop systems and processes to ensure Inland Rail's agreed heritage management commitments are met
  • provide opportunities for Inland Rail employees and contractors to learn about our Indigenous communities' cultural heritage from elders and other cultural knowledge holders.

Contact us

Inland Rail recognises that working with communities, landowners, and state and local governments is vital to our planning and consultation work.

We value your input so if you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.

Inland Rail uses the term "Indigenous" to describe the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. Inland Rail will consult with local communities and use preferred terms (such as "Aboriginal") for each Inland Rail project.