Logan mayor Darren Power will address Senate inquiry into Inland Rail project at Brisbane this afternoon

ADDRESS: Mayor Darren Power will speak at an inquiry into the Inland Rail project this afternoon.
ADDRESS: Mayor Darren Power will speak at an inquiry into the Inland Rail project this afternoon.

LOGAN mayor Darren Power is expected to speak out against the controversial Inland Rail project at a Senate inquiry in Brisbane this afternoon.

Cr Power will address the hearing at 2.45pm, and outline his city's concerns with the project. They include noise, vibrations and air quality.

The proposed Kaguru to Acacia Ridge section of the Australian Rail Track Corporation's project runs through western Logan.

By 2040, up to 45 trains per day are expected to use the line.

By 2041, 17,000 Logan residents are anticipated to live within 500 metres either side of the K2ARB route, while 38,000 residents will be within one kilometre.

It will not be the first time council has outlined its position against the project.

"We have made our concerns clear in meetings and correspondence with federal government ministers and local members and the ARTC, as well as in a submission to a Senate inquiry into the project," Cr Power said.

"We will continue to raise these issues on the community's behalf until we are satisfied that decision makers are genuinely considering the impacts to quality of life of existing and future Logan residents living within the Inland Rail route corridor."

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