Senate debates

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Questions without Notice

Inland Rail

2:53 pm

Photo of Bridget McKenzieBridget McKenzie (Victoria, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

Because that's exactly what the Inland Rail project is about. We have decided a route. The government has, as I've said, reviewed it. We've got the environmental impact statement. We've got route reviews and multiple studies—one, two, three, four, five, six, seven different reviews. The government is very committed to the current alignment. That is what we're committed to delivering on, and that is absolutely what the Deputy Prime Minister wants to see happen and what the local community wants to see happen. I'm very happy to table third-party endorsements from the community affected.

As I was saying, the panel's draft report—that's the panel of experts on flood studies in Queensland—found that the work undertaken by the ARTC would be predominantly in accordance with national guidelines and current industry best practice. The border-to-Gowrie section has been subject to multiple studies and reviews. In 2020, a further independent assessment confirmed—(Time expired)


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