Major Contract

Inland Rail - Illabo to Stockinbingal

Under Procurement
Inland Rail - Illabo to Stockinbingal

The Illabo to Stockinbingal (I2S) section is proposed to comprise 37 kilometres of new track and provide a new direct route from the line east of Illabo to the Forbes rail line near Stockinbingal. The planned alignment will also bypass the Bethungra Spiral and be 30 kilometres shorter than the existing route.

Key Dates

May 2021 ROIs Open
Sep 2021 EOIs Open
Mar 2022 RFP Open
Dec 2022 Expected Contract Award
2023 Expected Construction Commencement
2025 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.
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Traditional Procurement |
New South Wales | National |
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