Major Contract

Inland Rail - Narrabri to North Star - Phase Two

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Inland Rail - Narrabri to North Star - Phase Two

The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section of Inland Rail will upgrade approximately 185 kilometres of existing rail corridor and construct 1.7 kilometres of new track near Moree, New South Wales. The project is being delivered in two phases.

According to the project scoping report, Phase Two of the Narrabri to North Star section includes:

  • upgrading 13 kilometres of track 
  • building 1.6 kilometres of new track, bypassing the hairpin turn at Camurra
  • replacing and realigning bridges over the Mehi and Gwydir rivers
  • eight new underbridges
  • crossings and culverts across Skinner’s Creek, Duffy’s Creek, two unnamed creeks, and three irrigation canals
  • repositioning link to Weemelah line
  • retaining Newell Highway level crossing
  • removing hairping infrastructure, and
  • replacing or upgrading of utilities, infrastructure and fencing affected by the track upgrade.

Key Dates

Mar 2023 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

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

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2017 A Joint Venture comprising WSP Mott MacDonald was awarded contracts for detailed designs for Narrabri to North Star and Parkes to Narromine sections of Inland Rail Project.
Oct 2020 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for Phase two of the Narrabri to North Star section, covering the SP2 contract for works around Moree. This informs the Environmental Impact Statement.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales | National |
Resources
Government resources
Project map
Phase Two Scoping Report
Media releases
23/11/2017