Border residents now have the chance to meet members of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Project Team at local community information sessions about the proposed Inland Rail study areas across the NSW and Queensland border between North Star and Yelarbon.
Early this year ARTC started preliminary studies and consultation on two options between North Star and Yelarbon.
“ARTC is considering two corridor options between North Star and Yelarbon,” said Inland Rail programme director, Simon Thomas.
“One option is based on a refined 2010 Inland Rail Alignment Study, referred to as the ‘Eastern Option’. The other option uses part of the disused Boggabilla rail corridor and the South West rail line in Queensland, referred to as the ‘Western Option’.
“Throughout the year we’ve spoken with landowners in their homes and on their properties. ARTC really appreciates the time given by local landowners because it gives us critical information about the land and environment in and around each of these alignment options.
“As we progress towards selecting a preferred alignment, it is crucial that residents can give us their feedback on these options. These upcoming information sessions are a great opportunity for us to share up-to-date information and capture the community’s views,” said Mr Thomas.
As well as meeting with the community and answering questions about the proposed alignment and the Inland Rail Programme in general, ARTC staff will be on-hand to discuss and seek feedback on any issues and concerns that relate to the project in the local area.
Community information sessions will be hosted by ARTC:
• Monday 24 October, 2pm - 7pm (NSW time) North Star Sporting Club
• Tuesday 25 October, 2pm - 7pm (QLD time) Goondiwindi Regional Civic Centre Gallery
• Wednesday 26 October, 2pm - 7pm (QLD time) Yelarbon and Districts Memorial Hall
The community can also contact Inland Rail via the information line (1800 732 761) or via firstname.lastname@example.org