Last chance to nominate for Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees in Queensland

Media Release

DC377/2017

21 November 2017

  • Four regional committees to be established for Queensland Inland Rail projects
  • Community Consultative Committee nominations close on 24 November 2017
  • Almost 700 people attended information sessions for the Border to Gowrie project of Inland Rail during October and November

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester is calling on community members to nominate for four Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees in Queensland.

The committees, of between 10 to 15 members each with an independent chair, will cover the greenfield Inland Rail projects in the Southern Darling Downs, Inner Darling Downs, the Lockyer Valley and the Scenic Rim regions.

Mr Chester said the committees would be another channel for direct feedback and information sharing between landholders, local businesses, residents and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

“If you want to be part of shaping Inland Rail in your community I strongly encourage you to get your nomination to the ARTC before 5pm on Friday 24 November 2017,” Mr Chester said.

“We are looking for individuals who have a connection to the area, and that could be through business, work, or as a representative of a community organisation.”

Queensland stands to gain thousands of jobs and more than $7.2 billion in economic activity from Inland Rail, reinforcing the importance of local communities contributing to the development and progress of Inland Rail in their local area.

Interested community members are encouraged to nominate for the community consultative committees at Inlandrail.com.au or by calling ARTC on 1800 732 761.