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Many environmentalists believe that the construction of infrastructure associated with the implement of HSR will result in an irreparable harm to the nature and local communities
Travelling contributes almost one quarter of the total energy consumes in Australia, 16% of household expenditure and 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 40% of travel is regional. Regional travel accounts for approximately 42% of passenger transport emissions
The excessive amount of the cost and the time required is a big concern for taxpayers. Especially there have 144 KM tunnelling work which means it can be increasing a large amount about the cost
HSR will be constructed crosses border ranges between QLD and NSW, which is one of the national biodiversity hotspots.
High speed rail (HSR) is highly considered as one of the most significant innovation for mass passenger transportation to travellers willing to pay for shorter trip time and convenience.
This brought the debate to the public again. Government says despite the large price tag, high speed rail is feasible and its potential benefits are foreseeable;
Government and Australasian Railway Association (ARA) believe that HSR system is crucial to solve the excessive demand travelling between main east coastal cities and the project will bring a significant positive impact on economy.