Former Mayor to lead Inland Rail consultative committee in Qld

A FIFTH Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has been established by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for Inland Rail, appointing prominent former Scenic Rim Mayor, John Brent lead its work.

 Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said long-serving former Scenic Rim Mayor Mr Brent has been appointed as the chair and 16 committee members have been selected from the local community through an independently-run process. 

“We welcome the appointment of Mr Brent for the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton CCC,” Mr McCormack said. “It is great to see ARTC's ongoing commitment to genuine community engagement for the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail project.

“Together with the ARTC, we are committed to delivering Inland Rail and are working with communities and land-owners along the route to ensure local knowledge informs the planning of the project,” Mr McCormack said.

Minister for Finance and the Public Service Mathias Cormann said ARTC was committed to delivering a fit-for-purpose solution which delivers positive social, environmental and economic outcomes for landowners and community.

“The Australian Government has committed $9.3 billion to deliver Inland Rail. We are determined to realise the economic opportunities of this important project,” Senator Cormann said.

The first meeting of the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton CCC is expected to be held in November.

More information about the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project is available at


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