Check out the latest Gowrie to Helidon video update

The Gowrie to Helidon project completed its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public notification period on 25 October 2021 and we thank the local community for their submissions. A total of 60 submissions were received by the Office of the Coordinator-General.

Gowrie to Helidon community information session at Murphy’s Creek

The submissions are now being evaluated by the Coordinator-General to determine whether a request for additional information is required.

Early feedback from the Coordinator-General indicates the submissions are focussed on property value, lifestyle and wellbeing, noise and vibration, construction haulage routes and design changes. We expect to receive formal advice from the Coordinator General about the submissions in 2022.

You can view the draft EIS online via the Queensland Coordinator-General’s website.

Our environmental studies and assessments are continuing, and we are working on the commitments in the draft EIS, along with reviewing the comments from the other projects, offsets and feedback from independent panel of experts for flood studies in Queensland.

We provided an update to the Lockyer Valley Community Consultative Committee on Tuesday 7 December – details of the meeting, including the presentation and minutes will be available on the Lockyer Valley CCC webpage.

Next steps

Consultation with our stakeholders over the next three months will focus on ongoing one-on-one landholder sessions, government agency briefings and Community Consultative Committee meetings.

Landholders in the project area can expect calls from our team regarding land access. You may also see our teams carrying out investigations in the transport corridor reserves. If you have any questions about these activities, please call us on 1800 732 761.

Watch the latest project update video for more information and how you can stay involved with the project.

Proof of vaccination status

Please note from 31 January 2022, all Inland Rail offices, information sessions and Community Consultative Committee meetings will abide by the Queensland Government requirement for Queensland venues, locations and businesses to restrict entry to only those who are fully vaccinated.

We encourage you to visit the Queensland government website to find out how to add your vaccination certificate or medical exemption certificate to the Check In Qld app. The website also outlines alternatives if you don’t have a mobile device.

ABOVE IMAGE: Gowrie to Helidon community information session at Murphy’s Creek