Paving the Way to Market

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Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia's entire agricultural supply chain with an update to data based on modelling cross the country. The CSIRO researchers have applied the logistics tool TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) to 98 … [Read more...]

More Concern Over Inland Rail Route

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McIntyre Valley landholders have expressed their concern at the lack of community awareness about the proposed Inland Rail crossing through their floodplain. Local landholder, Robert Mackay says the area under investigation just doesn’t make sense. “If you were given the job of picking the … [Read more...]

Not Tracking Well

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Federal Infrastructure Minister Darren Chester is under fire from key National Party backbenchers who are calling for him to justify the route through Queensland for the multibillion-dollar Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail project. The eight backbenchers say they want more transparency and … [Read more...]

Call for Decision

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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

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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

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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...]