The study corridor for Inland Rail in Queensland travels via Goondiwindi, Darling Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton.
The department is working closely with the state and local government in Queensland to realise the benefits of this transformational project for local communities, regions and the nation.
Inland Rail will create thousands of jobs, fuelling economic growth and investment in regional towns throughout south-east Queensland.
Inland Rail will contribute $7.3 billion to Queensland Gross State Product and support more than 7,200 jobs.
The railway will connect farmers in some of Australia’s most productive agricultural regions — including South-East Queensland — to markets more quickly, more reliably, in larger volumes and at a lower cost. This will help Australian producers to be more competitive, opening up more market options for them.