THE Australian Rail Track Corporation is staging another round of community information sessions for the controversial NSW/Queensland Border to Gowrie Inland Rail project.
ARTC Queensland project manager Rob McNamara said there were multiple stages of approval for the project and that community input was vital.
“We have been very pleased with the attendance at the information sessions we held around the Darling Downs in October with around 500 people attending,” Mr McNamara said.
“As planned, we are hosting more information sessions in November to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to meet our team, discuss Inland Rail and hear about the benefits it will bring to the region.
“The November information sessions will cover essentially the same information as the October sessions.”
Mr McNamara said the sessions were the start of ARTC’s Community Consultative Committees would also be formed before the end of the year.
“These committees are a great way for the community to engage with us for the lifecycle of the project and we encourage individuals and organisation representatives to nominate to become members,” Mr McNamara said.
“These information sessions will provide more details about the preferred study corridor and our future work within the 2km study corridor.
“ARTC will keep communities and landholders informed of opportunities to provide input and project progress through regular updates, workshops and information sessions.”
Information sessions will be held in:
13: Pittsworth 6-8pm.
14: Inglewood 6-8pm.
15: Millmerran 6-8pm.
16: Yelarbon 6-8pm.
18: Gowrie 9-11am.
18: Southbrook 2-4pm.
21: Brookstead 6-8pm.
The meetings were organised in response to pressure from federal member for Groom, John McVeigh.