Senate committee to hear Logan concerns on Inland Rail

Senate committee to hear Logan concerns on Inland Rail

An Inland Rail freight train

Logan City Council will provide a submission on the Inland Rail Project to a Senate Standing Committee.

The Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport will examine the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) project management. Submissions close on November 29.

Council’s Director of Innovation and City Transformation, Dr Scott Bourke, said a section of Inland Rail ran through Logan.

“Council understands the economic rationale of Inland Rail,” Dr Bourke said.

“But the proposed route runs through what will become one of the city’s most populated areas.

“Council does not have a legislative or approval role in the Inland Rail project. This inquiry is an opportunity to provide a submission on behalf of Logan.”

Dr Bourke said Council wanted to ensure accountability from the ARTC and governments.

“Our submission includes resident concerns raised over many years.”

The submission will address:

*Route planning and selection

*Connections with other infrastructure

*Engagement on alignment, procurement and employment

*Government collaboration.

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