The 1,700km freight rail network that will connect the East Coast regions of Australia will continue to progress in 2023, with major construction starting in Victoria. Early works have begun on worksites at Glenrowan and Wangaratta.

Inland Rail Interim Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Pickering, has told delegates at the AusRail 2022 Conference in Brisbane that the company is looking forward to carrying on its strong momentum to deliver the Inland Rail in 2023.

The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section in NSW opened early December 2022, while the remaining Phase 1 works on N2NS are due for completion early 2023.

“Inland Rail is being built to create a new freight future for Australia and construction is gaining momentum, and we are really looking forward to continuing that momentum in 2023,” Mrs Pickering said.

Mrs Pickering said the work they are doing is not only connecting Australia’s freight network but is a catalyst for communities and businesses to unlock benefits and opportunities.

Nearly 140 local businesses have shared in nearly $200 million of contracts supporting and servicing the build – helping to spread the benefits of Inland Rail across the local economy.

“We are also very proud that our Inland Rail Skills Academy has already delivered training to more than 2,000 people along the alignment, helping to develop the skills needed to build a better future for our communities.

“Inland Rail is committed to working in partnership with our stakeholders and communities to deliver long-term value,” Mrs Pickering said.

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6 Comments
  1. Peter sattler 2 years ago

    Is Narromine Narrabri west still going shead

  2. Safe working guru 2 years ago

    LOL. So many Lies from ARTC. Supporting business is a lie. Favouring companys that area managers are friends with. No company capacity looked at by the Interstate businesses and corruption and bullying goes without care. Wish to discuss feel free to reply for some solid truths of ARTC.

    • Nidia 1 year ago

      I do agree totally with you. I used to attend committee meetings in my area, and their assertions about how well everything was going were ridiculous until the project came bogged down. Train to build tracks in the middle of suburbs I don’t know who designed this project.

  3. Michael W McLean 2 years ago

    Business case for Toowoomba to Gladstone Inland Rail connection
    Connecting Inland Rail Rail to Gladstone is a step closer to reality, with the Liberal and Nationals Government committing to undertake a business case into extending the line from Toowoomba to the Port of Gladstone.
    The Government will provide up to $10 million to investigate the viability of the additional connection, which could create new and significant opportunities for our freight industry and the people and businesses of regional Queensland and beyond.
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said extending Inland Rail from Toowoomba could deliver better rail connectivity to the Port of Gladstone and expand access to import and export markets for Australian businesses and industry.

  4. Slam the greens 2 years ago

    Lets build this thing… oh wait labour is in government now! We will need to review the business case… got to keep the bureaucrats employed. Unless its Victoria then they get money for projects with no business case.

  5. Nidia 1 year ago

    I do agree totally with you. I used to attend committee meetings in my area, and their assertions about how well everything was going were ridiculous until the project came bogged down. Train to build tracks in the middle of suburbs I don’t know who designed this project.

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