Inland Rail - Narrarbri to North Star




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Inland Rail - Narrarbri to North Star
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STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $1.3bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: Commonwealth, NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The circa $10 billion Inland Rail project would see the creation of a 1,700 kilometre Melbourne to Brisbane freight rail line along Australia's east-coast - bypassing the congested Sydney network and the circuitous north coast line via Australia’s four richest farming regions in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section is one of the most advanced sections of Inland Rail and will comprise:

- reconstruction and upgrading of 183 kilometres of existing track;
- three kilometres of new track;
- establishing passing loops (as required);
- level crossing works;
- re-establishing and/or expanding drainage works next to the track including the replacement of existing culverts and bridges; and
- minor changes to track alignments at Bellata, Gurley and Moree Stations.

The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for N2NS is expected to be released for public consultation in 2017.

It is understood that construction on this section is scheduled to begin in mid-2018 and is expected to take 18 months to complete

The NSW Government has deemed this section and the Parkes to Narromine section "State Significant Infrastructure" (SSI). The SSI application states the estimated capital investment value of the section is $1.3 billion.


Inland Rail - Narrarbri to North Star
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