The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is preparing environmental impact statements (EIS) for their proposed Inland Rail Project – two sections are located within the Ipswich Local Government Area: Helidon to Calvert (H2C) and Calvert to Kagaru (C2K). The ARTC holds regular community consultations and information displays to inform development of the feasibility designs and the EIS studies. Upcoming community consultation sessions and information displays will be listed on this page as they become available and community members, organisations and businesses are invited to attend these sessions to obtain information and give feedback on the various sections and stages of the project.

Opportunities for local business

Inland Rail is progressing to the tendering stage for many of its Queensland projects. The Inland Rail Skills Academy is holding free workshops to inform and educate local and indigenous businesses interested in supplying to Inland Rail and other major projects.

View draft EIS - Helidon to Calvert (H2C)

factsheet has been attached for your reference showing how to make a submission to the CG on the draft EIS. You are invited to view and comment on the draft EIS online at: or you can view the draft EIS at one of the locations below.

  • National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
  • Ipswich Central Library, Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich
  • Gatton Library, Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton
  • Laidley Library, 9 Spicer Street, Laidley
  • Rosewood Library, 15 Railway Street, Rosewood
  • ARTC Inland Rail Toowoomba Office, 143-145 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
  • ARTC Inland Rail Gatton Office, Suite 5, 47 North Street, Gatton

Community Information Sessions will be also carried out at the following locations to assist the community in navigating the draft EIS content:

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Apex Drive, Gatton
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Apex Drive, Gatton
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 Forest Hill School of Arts
22 Railway Street, Forest Hill        
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, 29 April 2021 Helidon & District Community Centre
15 Arthur Street, Helidon 
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 Grandchester Hall
24 School Road, Grandchester        
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 8 May 2021 Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Apex Drive, Gatton
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, 8 May 2021Laidley Sports Complex
Whites Road, Laidley 
2:00bpm – 5:00 pm

Please note, the ARTC need to adhere to social distancing measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees and request that you please register your attendance, please contact them on 1800 732 761 or email

Next steps

The Coordinator-General will evaluate the draft EIS and submissions made by the public before deciding whether to accept the draft EIS as the final EIS. The Coordinator-General will provide the ARTC with the submissions received and they will respond to the Coordinator-General through a submissions report.

If you would like to discuss the project or draft EIS in more detail, please call 1800 732 761 or email

Please note direct discussions with Inland Rail do not constitute a formal submission on the draft EIS.  Formal submissions on the draft EIS must be made to the Coordinator-General online at

Inland Rail Project Calvert to Kagaru (C2K) Section

The Calvert to Kagaru project draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public display commenced on Saturday 19 December 2020 and concluded on Monday 8 March 2021

For more information please visit the Scenic Rim CCC and the Calvert to Kagaru project webpages.