NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie Section update – June 2024

Work continues on the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section’s revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as we prepare additional information for submission to the Coordinator-General (CG). We are also busy planning for upcoming field surveys and investigations.

Revised draft EIS update

Work continues on the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section’s revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as we prepare additional information for submission to the Coordinator-General (CG).

The revised draft EIS will be subject to a period of public consultation to ensure all stakeholders can consider our responses to their submissions and provide further comment, should they wish.

The timing for public consultation will be determined by the CG following submission and acceptance of our revised draft EIS.

Please visit the CG’s website for more information about the B2G EIS process, including frequently asked questions.

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What’s happening

FarmFest

Last week we were at FarmFest in Kingsthorpe talking to our community from across the region. The team answered lots of questions on the Border to Gowrie section, and in particular the progress of Inland Rail in Queensland.

FarmFest wraps up our local agricultural and field show appearances for the year in the B2G area following Millmerran, Inglewood, Toowoomba Goondiwindi and Pittsworth Shows through March and April. Thank you to everyone who dropped by – it was great to meet you.

CCC Meeting

A combined Inner and Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee (CCC) will be held on Wednesday 18 June 2024 in Millmerran.

ETV Testing

We’re also preparing to conduct site surveys and field investigations including Erosion Threshold Velocity (ETV) testing. ETV testing provides information about erosion at known flooding areas that will inform our mitigation measures for flood impacts during detailed design.

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Updated NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section factsheet

Read the updated the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section factsheet (below). Our section overview provides a summary about the project and answers some frequently asked questions including:

What stage is the project in?

The B2G section is currently in Stage 4 – Approvals. This means that we are preparing to submit a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to gain environmental approval from the Queensland Government.

What type of track will be constructed?

The B2G section involves a combination of a single-track railway (approx. 216km), dual gauge railway (approx. 209km) and standard gauge railway (approx. 7km).

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NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section overview

The NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section is approximately 217km of new track to provide open access freight railway for Inland Rail. This Section Overview provides a summary of the section.

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Questions?

For more information about the NSW/Qld Border to Gowrie section, please reach out to our Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Isabella Hall via ihall@inlandrail.com.au or 0409 413 155.

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