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Inland Rail – Tell us what you really think!

Jun 5, 2014Hot Topic

The Federal Government has established an Inland Rail Implementation Group to prepare 10-year plan for the construction of a new Inland Rail route between Melbourne and Brisbane.  The Group is being chaired by former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson, and is scheduled to provide advice back to the Federal Government by the end of 2014.

The proposal, as it stands is for 1,731km route from South Dynon in Melbourne to Acacia Ridge in Brisbane, passing through Seymour, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Junee, Parkes, Narromine, Narrabri, Moree, North Star and Toowoomba. The proposed route includes a jigsaw of sections of existing track, upgraded track, and new ‘greenfield’ track.  More information about the project can be found here.

Interested parties have been invited to provide submissions to the Implementation Group.  This is our opportunity to have a say on a critical project to the future of rail freight in Australia, so RTBU National Office is coordinating a submission on behalf of members.  We need your input to make sure our submission hits the mark.

What do you think the Federal Government needs to do to make Inland Rail a success?

Is the current proposal on the right track, or will it fail to deliver the step-change needed to bring the rail network into the 21st century?

Submissions are due to the Federal Government by the end of June, so have your say now and tell the Federal Government what you really think!

Send your thoughts to RTBU National Policy Officer Stewart Prins by email at sprins@rtbu.org.au, ring Stewart directly on 02 8203 6097, or leave a comment below.