Call for Decision


The Queensland Farmers Federation says it’s time to see a decision announced round the 198km Yelarbon and Gowrie section of the Inland rail Project. The QFF call comes ahead of an address this Thursday to the Rural Press Club by Federal Transport Minister Darren Chester at which the industry … [Read more...]

A Call to Action

truck Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

Final submissions are being called for the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper with the Federal government saying stakeholder input is essential to ensure the nation can best take advantage of the growing freight task. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren … [Read more...]

Inland Rail Sleeper Issues Arise

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The Condamine Floodplain lands are in focus again as the State and Federal Government liaise to hatch a plan to fast track the inland rail project. The news this week that the State Government is planning to exchange hunks of the south west Queensland rail network to the Federal Government for … [Read more...]

Inland Rail Plans Rattle Forward

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While on the one hand this week State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is slamming the Prime Minister for ignoring Queensland, she has now confirmed that they are in negotiation to advance the inland rail project. The Premier has confirmed that top levels talks are happening as speculation grows … [Read more...]

Beasts from The Past to Bring More Tourists


As we roll out of the Easter Break and into Tourist season across Our Towns an opening at south east of Winton at the weekend is expect to boost the tourism traffic flow across the west. Former Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce, officially opened the $1.3m attraction, Dinosaur Canyon at the … [Read more...]

Rock N’ Roll or New Bridges?

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The Federal Member for Maranoa DVAID Littleproud is keen to see a little less Rock and Roll across the regions, well at least in our old bridge network. He’s calling for residents to nominate a rickety bridge that’s in desperate need of repair or replacement as round 3 of the Federal Government’s … [Read more...]

Inland Rail Gains Smoother Run

Inland rail map

The $10 billion Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Programme moves a step closer with some red tape now cut as the Coordinator-General helps progress a 73-km stretch from Toowoomba to Grandchester. Two key sections of the proposed 1710km freight route near Toowoomba had been declared coordinated … [Read more...]