The Inland Rail – Helidon to Calvert project would be one of five corridor sections to be located in Queensland. Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer, Richard Wankmuller, said the Gatton office would have space for up to eight people.

Image: Maksym Kozlenko. [email protected] But the project also seeks to connect the cities, farms, and mines in-between to domestic and international markets.

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Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer, Richard Wankmuller

"Inland Rail will see containers stacked two high travel between Brisbane and Melbourne on trains as long as 3.8 kilometres," "Decisions on this project are being made by people who live hundreds and in some cases even thousands of kilometres away but as Councillors, we are looking at the project from a human aspect.
Farmers take their inland rail case to the Deputy PM. Gatton Roma Charleville News.

The proponent, ARTC, proposes to develop an inland rail line between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, central-west New South Wales and Toowoomba The rail line will be approximately 1710 kilometres (km) long and would use the existing interstate rail line where possible. Inland Rail is essentially a high-capacity freight line, linking Melbourne to Brisbane. THE Inland Rail's route through southern Queensland might already have been decided, according to former Groom MP Ian Macfarlane.

“The crossing of the Great Dividing Range at Gowrie will be a modern engineering marvel and will need a substantial workforce, many of whom will be local residents,” Mr Wankmuller said. It will complete the ‘spine’ of the national freight network between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, News South Wales and Queensland.

Read full article: Inland Rail route review sparks hope for...→ #Lockyer Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to global markets, transforming the way we move freight around the country.

The route would generally be within the existing Gowrie to Grandchester future public passenger transport corridor identified by the State government. To assist in the successful delivery of the project, Inland Rail will create a third local project office in Gatton in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.

Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) new base is due to open in March 2019 complementing expanding project offices in Brisbane and Toowoomba where nearly 200 staff are already based. Small business owners, managers of grain handling sites, local government teams and landowners are just a few of the amazing people who work across this area and with whom I have been able to meet and discuss the opportunities arising from the Inland Rail project. August 2018 marked the inauguration of the first Inland Rail Conference, held in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. Gatton Roma Charleville News. On 14 February 2019, the first Queensland Local Government Forum was held in Gatton. Gatton office: Australian Rail Track Corporation Inland Rail Suite 5-6, 47 North Street Gatton, QLD 4343. A Lockyer Valley veterans group has been given a lifeline to continue operating, thanks to an Inland Rail grant. The announcement that part of the Inland Rail route will be reviewed has been welcomed by local critics.