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Inland Rail symposium

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> On the heels of the Federal Government’s creation of an Implementation Group to fast track the Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Railway, a symposium on the Inland Rail project will be held on Friday 7 March. </span> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em">To be held in Moree and hosted by Moree Shire Plains Council, the overall theme of the symposium is ‘Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail – Corridor of Opportunity.'</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5em">Deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure Warren Truss will address the symposium, along with Infrastructure Australia chief executive Michael Deegan, Australasian Railway Association chief executive Bryan Nye, along with key decision makers from industry and government.</span></p><p>The symposium will be a forum for stakeholders to provide input into decisions regarding the Inland Rail route, access points along the route and appropriate technologies to be used.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">According to Moree Shire Plains Council executive projects manager John Carleton, the one-day conference will provide an opportunity to look at the linkages that transport provides for a collaborative, fully integrated freight supply chain to maintain Australia’s international competitiveness.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“It will also allow dialogue to continue, building the knowledge base and enhancing the capacity to inform policy decisions and appropriate construction of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail as a nation building project,” Carleton said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>The symposium will focus on the role of private industry and all levels of government in the Inland Rail task collaboration to get the best 21st century Inland Rail result and economic development opportunities for regional Australia.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>The interim vice chair of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA) and Moree Plains Shire council deputy mayor Sue Price welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to Inland rail.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>“The creation of a high-level Implementation Group is an excellent step forward for the Inland Rail project which will revolutionise how freight is moved within Australia,” Price said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>“The MBIRA, which is an alliance of Council’s along the Inland Rail route, will be advocating for the Inland Rail to be a modern, high-standard railway running from Melbourne Brisbane.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>“We will advocate for a modern, efficient railway to be built to future standards that will serve the nation far into the future.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>“The symposium will be one of the best opportunities we have to get inon the ground floor and clearly express our needs.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp</o:p>The symposium is open for anyone to attend.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Contact Moree Shire Plains Council executive projects manager John Carleton for registration and details:<br />P) 02 6757 3222 E)</p>