Not Tracking Well

inland rail route through Millmerran

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


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...]

Regional Air Fares Investigation Close


The release of the independent assessment of service levels and regulation into regional airfares is expected to be delayed now until mid-2017, according to transport Minister Jackie Trad. The report was slated for release at the end of March but the Minister says the assessment, while now … [Read more...]

Inland Rail Sleeper Issues Arise

rail line

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

Inland rail 2

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...]

Building our Regions delivering for SWQ


Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham, who officially opened the new airport terminal in Roma on Saturday, has committed the State to continued funding and investment in critical and community infrastructure projects in the South west. The Minister says more spending is needed to meet the … [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...]