Council endorses Inland Rail submission

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) today (April 7) endorsed a submission on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Border to Gowrie (B2G) section of the Inland Rail project that will be sent to the Queensland Coordinator General.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said Council was determined to ensure world’s best practice was adhered to throughout the project in the Toowoomba Region.

Mayor Antonio said Council’s submission, on behalf of the community, detailed specifically how it wished to see the project align with the Terms of Reference requirements as outlined by the state government (Queensland Coordinator General).

“This submission highlights where Council believes the Coordinator General needs to seek additional information from the proponent (Australian Rail Track Corporation) around numerous issues that directly affect our Region,” Mayor Antonio said.

“The Inland Rail will be one of the biggest projects we will see in our lifetime. Council will seek the best outcomes for our community as part of our formal response.

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