Major Contract

Inland Rail - Illabo to Stockinbingal

Under Procurement
Inland Rail - Illabo to Stockinbingal

The Illabo to Stockinbingal (I2S) section of the Inland Rail project is proposed to comprise:

  • 39 kilometres of new, greenfield track between Illabo and Stockinbingal, including: 
    • single track standard gauge
    • eight new bridges at watercourses, two road overbridges and one grade separated (road-over-rail) at Burley Griffin Way
    • a crossing loop and associated maintenance siding
    • new level crossings and alterations of existing level crossings
    • stock crossings
    • a drainage diversion
  • installation and upgrade of drainage culverts
  • upgrades to ~3 kilometres of existing track to the Main South Line at Illabo, and the Stockinbingal to Parkes Line at Stockinbingal
  • construction of ~1.7 kilometres of new track to maintain the existing connection of the Lake Cargelligo rail line
  • realignment of a 1.4-kilometre section of the Burley Griffin Way to provide a road-over-rail bridge at Stockinbingal
  • realignment of Ironbong Road to allow for safe sight lines at the new active level crossing, and
  • a workforce accommodation camp. 

Key Dates

May 2021 ROIs Open
Sep 2021 EOIs Open
Mar 2022 RFP Open
Dec 2022 Expected Contract Award
2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2026 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Related contracts:
Engineering Consultant - Reference Designs
Successful Tenderer - WSP and Mott MacDonald


Apr 2018 WSP and Mott MacDonald were awarded the feasibility and design work contract.
Jun 2018 ARTC lodged a State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) application for Illabo to Stockinbingal with the NSW Government.
Sep 2018 The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment declared the project as State Significant Infrastructure and issued a Secretary’s Environmental Requirements (SEARs) to prepare Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Nov 2020 ARTC noted land acquisition and Environmental Impact Statement lodgement are expected in second half of 2021.
May 2021 The ARTC invited Registrations of Interest (ROIs) for the three sections of Inland Rail from Albury to Parkes, with the intention of awarding a separate Design & Construct contract for Illabo to Stockinbingal section. Expression of Interest (EOI) phase was expected to begin in September 2021.
Sep 2022 The NSW Department of Planning and Environment released the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Illabo to Stockinbingal Inland Rail section for public consultation, closing 26 October.
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