We are committed to working with landowners and stakeholders along the North Star to NSW/Qld Border alignment to receive their feedback as we progress our planning.

To date, our team has spoken with many affected landowners and community members through one-on-one discussions, briefings, meetings and workshops.

This consultation has been used to discuss key project elements such as hydrology and flooding across the Macintyre floodplain, final alignment selection and property acquisition and compensation.

Locals have been generous in sharing their knowledge and we continue to receive a lot of valuable feedback. We encourage you to get involved and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback at any time.

Since the project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public exhibition period closed in October 2020 the project team has continued to engage with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) and landowners through a draft Response to Submissions report, submitted to DPE in February 2021 for review.

As part of the project’s response to submissions phase, in June 2021 we also submitted several reports, including:

  • a Preferred Infrastructure Report to detail proposed updates and sensitivity testing of the Macintyre River floodplain model, and
  • a Biodiversity Development Assessment Report.

The project team has also listened to and acted upon community feedback by establishing and maintaining a flood working group, undertaking flood modelling audits and revisions, and optimising the alignment’s design.

The current Inland Rail route has been fully considered, informed by 15 years of rigorous analysis, engineering design and business case development.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please reach out to your local engagement representative, or get in touch by:

Consultation events

There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Understanding impacts

We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential amenity impacts on their properties once Inland Rail is operational. Our environmental assessments have looked at a broad range of factors, including operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.

You can find more information about how we are working with you to address impacts on the understanding impacts page.

Learn how we are managing impacts

Finalising the rail corridor

The current Inland Rail route has been fully considered, informed by 15 years of rigorous analysis, engineering design and business case development. ARTC is investigating the feasibility of the current route and can only investigate alternative routes if directed by the Australian Government.

Whilst we are not able to change the route, we are committed to working with local communities to find solutions to concerns where possible. For example, where noise mitigation is proposed, we will liaise with impacted landowners to determine the best approach.

Your consultative committee

A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has been established for local communities in the North Star to NSW/QLD Border 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.

North Star to NSW/QLD Border CCC   Learn more about CCC’s

Leave your feedback on 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.


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North Star to NSW/Queensland Border EIS summary of findings

The North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project summary of findings provides a high-level overview of each chapter of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It summarises the major findings of the technical studies and shows where in the draft EIS more detailed information can be found.

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