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An opportunity to put forward local thoughts and ideas about the inland rail route will come the regions’ way next week.

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Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Yelarbon residents are being asked to take part in community information sessions to be held and locals are also being asked to provide input via comment on the Draft Terms of Reference for the NSW/QLD Border to Gowrie section.

They’re available for viewing now and comment can be made to the Queensland Coordinator General until June 18.

The Community information sessions will be hosted by ARTC on the following dates:

· Wednesday 23 May, 6 – 7.30pm, Yelarbon and District Soldiers Memorial Hall, Yelarbon
· Thursday 24 May, 6 – 7.30pm, Inglewood Civic Centre, Inglewood
· Tuesday 29 May, 6 – 7.30pm, Millmerran Cultural Centre, Millmerran
· Thursday 31 May, 6 – 7.30pm, Southbrook Hall, Southbrook
· Tuesday 5 June, 6 – 7.30pm, Pittsworth Function Centre, Pittsworth
· Wednesday 6 June, 6 – 7.30pm, Gowrie State School Hall, Gowrie Junction
· Thursday 7 June, 6 – 7.30pm, Brookstead Hall, Brookstead.

Inland Rail Queensland Programme Delivery Manager Rob McNamara says now is the time for public input.

“I encourage people to take the opportunity to provide input and feedback which will help shape the design of Inland Rail.”

“The NSW/QLD Border to Gowrie section of Inland Rail is in the early stages of the Queensland approvals process, and this is the first of two statutory consultation periods for the project.”

“We will also be engaging with communities to gather their local knowledge and feedback on the project over the next 12-18 months of the approvals and design process.”

The Draft Terms of Reference for Border to Gowrie can be viewed online:

www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/inlandrail-b2g

And are available for public comment until 5pm on 18 June 2018.