The Helidon to Calvert project draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public display commenced on Wednesday 31 March 2021 and concluded on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

The Coordinator-General has evaluated the draft EIS, including public exhibition submissions, and in June 2022, requested ARTC to provide further information regarding the environmental impacts of the project and submit a revised draft EIS.

A total of 231 public submissions were received on the draft EIS which the Coordinator-General has provided ARTC to respond to.

ARTC will review the request for additional information, undertake additional field work, update the applicable draft EIS chapters and submit a revised draft EIS.

The Coordinator-General also decided the revised draft EIS will be publicly notified. We will provide details of further public consultation once they are confirmed, along with information on how you can have your say.

We look forward to working with the community and further engage on the EIS, ensuring a robust and comprehensive document is prepared for feedback.

For more information about the EIS process and next steps, visit the Queensland Coordinator-General’s website.

How to view the draft EIS

You can view the draft EIS online at

Contact us

Our project team is still available to discuss the project if you have any questions. Please call us on 1800 732 761 or email

Translation services and literacy support

If you need help with reading the EIS documents, or if English is your second language, please call 131 450. This is a free service.

Draft EIS presentation video

View a video of the presentations delivered by the EIS subject matter experts at the Gowrie to Calvert CCC meeting on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

The presentations cover the 17 chapters in the draft EIS. Use the chapters listed in the video description to skip to the topic you’re interested in.

View the presentation

Attendees participating in a Lockyer Valley CCC meeting

Draft EIS summary of findings

The Helidon to Calvert summary of findings provides a high-level overview of each chapter of the draft EIS. It summarises the major findings of the technical studies and shows where in the EIS more detailed information can be found.

View summary of findings

Aerial view of Old Laidley Forest Hill Road and the farmland, Laidley, Queensland.

Project noise map

We have mapped noise modelling results for railway operations in 2026.

View the map

Screen shot of the Helidon to Calvert noise map

Consultation events

There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Your consultative committee

A Community Consultative Committees (CCC) has been established for local communities in the Helidon to Calvert area.

This CCC provides a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns. Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.

Gowrie to Calvert CCC    Learn more about CCC

View the interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.


Contact us

To speak with a member of the project team please email us at or call 1800 732 761.