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Inland rail questions answered

“The ARTC people were very open and obliging in seeking our input and engaging in discussion."

Resident Rob Walker, ARTC-Inland Rail Environment Advisor Matthew Errington and NSW Environment manager Stephanie Mifsud.

A team of ten Australian Rail Track Corporation-Inland Rail stakeholder engagement personnel was on hand to answer questions and invite local information about the inland rail project at two sessions in Narrabri on Monday and Tuesday.

The first, on Monday night at The Crossing Theatre was a ‘town hall’ format meeting with presentations on the project and the second, a ‘drop in’ day at Narrabri Bowling Club, gave residents the opportunity to ask detailed questions, one on one, with the ARTC tea members.

The focus was on the investigations and planning process for the Environmental Impact Statement and design phase.

A steady flow of local landholders passed through the club auditorium. For people seeking information, the opportunity was there to receive it and offer their own suggestions.

“The opportunity was there for anyone who wanted to find out whatever they wanted to know about the inland rail project” one resident said.

“The ARTC people were very open and obliging in seeking our input and engaging in discussion.

“I was able to talk about flood issues.”