Stakeholders urged to take part in rail use inquiry

Stakeholders in Burdekin agricultural and livestock industries are encouraged to take part in an upcoming State Government inquiry into the use of rail.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee would be travelling to Townsville on April 15 and urged any relevant parties to attend the public hearing.

“This Committee wants to find out what sort of incentives were needed to get the agriculture and livestock industry to use the State’s rail network,” he said.

“So now is the time for these groups to let the Government know what they want.”

Cr Lowis said the deadline for those wanting to appear as witnesses at the hearing was Friday, March 28 at 5pm.

Those wanting to speak with the Committee are urged to directly contact the secretariat by phoning 07 3407 7486 or by emailing .

 

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