FARMERS south of Toowoomba have raised concerns about the proposed route of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project, citing flooding and land-use problems.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation wants the route to cross the Toowoomba region between Millmerran and Kingsthorpe, then through Gowrie and the Toowoomba Range.
Wesley Judd of Millmerran, speaking on behalf of a group of concerned landholders, said there had not been enough consultation around the route.
He called on the Federal Government to reconsider other options.
Mr Judd said an independent review of the routes was needed to identify the best path, saying previous studies were now outdated.
A raised track would have an "enormous" impact on the floodplain around Millmerran, he said.
Mr Judd said infrastructure like feed-lots, sheds and houses could be affected.
The group requested more information but was not satisfied with the response.
"But people are in the dark. It's been a very poorly run process thus far."
One alternative, proposed by Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor would see the line pass through Warwick instead of Millmerran.
Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio is on the record saying the ARTC's proposal was preferred.
Mr Judd said landowners would only agree to the route through Millmerran if all other alternatives were ruled out and the community could be convinced it would not impact farmland.
A petition has been launched calling for Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester to reconsider the route.
ARTC was contacted for comment.
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