Inland Rail - Gowrie to Helidon
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||28 kilometre single-track dual-gauge freight railway|
|Proponent||Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited|
|Location/s||Gowrie to Helidon through the Toowoomba Range. Map|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
The Coordinator-General has prepared responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the EIS process for the Inland Rail – Gowrie to Helidon project.
Flood Panel review
Parallel to the Coordinator-General’s EIS process, the Flood Panel is currently reviewing the draft EIS for the project and is preparing a report.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads
Inland Rail Team
GPO Box 213 Brisbane Qld 4001.
Have your say
Australian Rail Track Corporation has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Inland Rail – Gowrie to Helidon project.
The Coordinator-General has released the draft EIS for public and government agency submissions.
You are invited to make a submission on the draft EIS, including the project’s potential direct and indirect environmental impacts and the effectiveness of measures proposed to manage those impacts.
The Coordinator-General will consider your submission as part of the evaluation of the project’s environmental impacts.
Submissions close at 5pm on 25 October 2021.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|2 August to 25 October 2021|
|27 November 2020||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 February 2022.|
|11 November 2019||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 December 2020.|
|8 October 2019||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 11 November 2019.|
|8 February 2019||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 9 October 2019.|
|9 August 2017||Terms of reference for EIS ( 319 KB) released.|
|6 May 2017 to 5 June 2017||Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation ( 284 KB).|
|17 March 2017||The delegate for the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy decided the project is a 'controlled action'.|
|16 March 2017||Gazettal ( 240 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.|
|15 February 2017||Application, including initial advice statement ( 18 MB), submitted.|
|10 February 2017||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy|
- Read the Ministerial media statement - 17 March 2017
Last updated: 21 Oct 2021