Inland Rail might be ‘devastating’ for southside Brisbane, inquiry advised

“To ship the extra freight truck duties onto southside roads can be devastating for the areas from Acacia Ridge to the Port of Brisbane, however it’s the plan that the Queensland authorities has put ahead.”


Inland Rail is a 1715-kilometre freight line that may join Melbourne and Brisbane through regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, together with upgrades to 1100 kilometres of current rail line and 600 kilometres of recent observe.

It’s estimated it’ll create 16,000 jobs and inject greater than $16 billion into the Australian economic system.

Mr Hardgrave spoke in Brisbane earlier than a Senate inquiry into the administration of the inland rail venture by the Australian Rail Monitor Company and the Commonwealth authorities.

The committee was advised that every prepare that pulled up at Acacia Ridge would lead to an additional 125 vehicles on native roads.

Logan mayor Darren Energy stated Inland Rail would run by the areas of Hillcrest, Forestdale, Greenbank, Boronia Heights, Kagaru, Better Flagstone and North Maclean.

Cr Energy stated there have been at the moment eight trains working between Kagaru and Acacia Ridge per day, which might enhance to 45 per day by 2040 with Inland Rail.

“It’s clear the affect was considerably over and above what residents anticipated once they moved into the realm,” he stated.

“The elevated noise will turn out to be insufferable for some residents alongside the road, many who’re shift staff.

“Vibration and elevated emissions are additionally areas of considerations for the neighborhood.


“These hard-working folks have spent years tirelessly chipping away at their mortgage – their properties are their most valued and cherished asset – solely to have them devalued in a single day with no recourse.

“My fellow councillors and I demand accountability from the ARTC and the state and federal governments in managing the environmental impacts which have the potential to degrade folks’s high quality of life alongside the hall.”

The committee is because of report by February 11.

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