Lockyer Valley Mayor, Councillor Tanya Milligan said she was pleased to see the corporation taking this important step in their community consultation process for the region.
“Locking down a temporary ARTC representative office for our region was an easy decision for Council to make, we just now hope they can get serious about their consultation and let the community know what the plans are for the project with honest and open conversations,” Cr Milligan said.
“While we understand that ARTC are looking into a more permanent shop front, we weren’t prepared to wait and have made adjustments to accommodate them in our Gatton Council office for the time being.
“Hopefully, ARTC’s relationship with the local community can get back on track and they can have transparent conversations with residents who have ongoing concerns about how the Inland Rail project will affect their lives,” she said.
The ARTC office will be managed by their engagement team, operating Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.30am – 4.30pm. Appointments are necessary to ensure an ARTC team member is available for consultation and any appointments or Inland Rail queries can be directed to ARTC on 1800 732 761.