Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Helidon to Calvert on public exhibition

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Local residents and communities are invited to submit their feedback on the draft Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for the Helidon to Calvert (H2C) section of Inland Rail in Queensland.

The Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General is seeking submissions before the closing date of 5pm, 23 June 2021.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is supporting local communities and stakeholders to engage with the EIS by making copies of the documents available at local councils and libraries, and hosting information sessionsalong this section of the Inland Rail alignment.

H2C is the third Inland Rail project in Queensland to proceed to public notification, following Calvert to Kagaru (now closed) and Border to Gowrie (open until 5pm 19 April 2021), providing an opportunity for communities, residents and business owners to contribute to Inland Rail’s design and delivery in the region.

To provide further assurance to Queenslanders, an independent panel of experts is also reviewing the flood modelling and reference designs against national guidelines and industry best practice.

In finalising its advice to the Commonwealth and Queensland Government the Independent Expert Panel for Flood Studies will take into consideration all relevant submissions made during the EIS exhibition period.

Specific information or concerns related to the design of Inland Rail and the risk of flooding can also be provided to the Panel via their dedicated email address InlandRailFloodPanel@tmr.qld.gov.au

Find out where you can view the draft EIS for the Helidon to Calvert section on the ARTC Inland Rail website.