Southern Queensland Regional Intelligence Report

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This research report found that Inland Rail could sustain another 590 full-time jobs for the areas between Brisbane and the New South Wales border by its 10th year of operation. 

Overall, Inland Rail can deliver a $3.1 billion increase to southern Queensland’s gross regional product over its first 50 years of operation.
This builds on the jobs and uplift from construction and operation in the 2015 business case for the infrastructure project. 

Monday 06 July 2020

This study will give you detail on the regional opportunities with Inland Rail for 12 local government areas in southern Queensland, including:

  • Population, economic contribution, freight generators and sectors experiencing growth
  • The two kinds of economic uplift expected from supply chain efficiencies and value chain growth, as well as the development of industry hubs 
  • Examples of current investments by public and private sectors, as well as local and international case studies 
  • The lasting boost to jobs and gross regional product in the 10th, 30th and 50th year of Inland Rail’s operation
  • Specific investment opportunities for the region over the same period.

A technical report is also available with a detailed summary of the research approach, methodology and supporting analysis. 

Read our summary of the opportunities for Queensland and learn more about the broader long-term economic opportunities with Inland Rail.