Freight Rail

Final days to nominate for Inland Rail community teams

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Transport and infrastructure minister Darren Chester says community members have just two more days to nominate for four Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees in Queensland.

Nominations for the committees close on Friday, November 24.

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.

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,” the minister 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 is set to be a major beneficiary of the Inland Rail project, with forecasts suggesting the construction will bring $7.2 billion in economic activity to the state.