The Inland Rail Project, future infrastructure and investment in Toowoomba were the topics of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise’s final Enterprise Evening of 2015, on Thursday, December 10. In an effort to keep the area connected and on par with the rest of Australia and the world, representatives from Toowoomba’s three tiers of government addressed more than 170 guests at the Empire Theatre.
Despite some recent wins, The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP said Toowoomba can’t be complacent about where it goes from here. “We need to build the Inland Rail and that decision is going to be made in the next two years…the Range Crossing will give us potential to connect that to Brisbane, and the airport to connect it to the world,” he said.
Toowoomba Regional Council mayor, Paul Antonio said ensuring Toowoomba remains a prime investment destination was a priority. “As a Council, we are providing a fertile environment for attractive federal, state and private investment and I plan to cultivate that in the future.”
TSBE’s first Enterprise Evening for 2016 will be held on February 11. For more information about more TSBE events, click here.
Words by Maddie Vlismas
Images from Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise