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The new Mayor of the Southern Downs says she will push for the inland rail route to come closer to Warwick, despite the preferred route heading through Millmerran.
The Federal Government has committed $594 million for land acquisition for the inland freight line between Melbourne and Brisbane in the budget.
The Warwick region has previously lobbied for the route to use its already established track.
Mayor Tracey Dobie said now the project was going ahead, she would lobby again for it to change.
"There's existing line already to Warwick and then existing line from Warwick to Toowoomba and there's about a 10 kilometre or so section that would need to be new line, whereas going via Millmerran the rail is all new line," she said.
"We've already spoken to candidates who are standing for Maranoa in the upcoming election and we'll then go further afield, we'll be looking at State Government, and the CEO and I are heading to Canberra to talk to whomever's available there that we can address these issues too."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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