Inland Rail

Connecting Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Australia

Narromine Shire is set to benefit from the new 1700 km freight rail connection between Melbourne to Brisbane – Inland Rail.

Inland Rail will transverse regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to avoid the congested Sydney network and it will connect our capital cities, farms, mines and ports, creating jobs, reducing supply chain costs and making Australian exports more competitive.

A typical train travelling on Inland Rail will have the capacity of 108 B-Doubles and will complete the journey from Melbourne to Brisbane in less than 24 hours with reliability, availability and pricing competitive with road.

The route leverages earlier investments by the Commonwealth, State governments and ARTC in the Australian rail freight network by using the existing interstate line from Melbourne to Illabo. It then uses a combination of capacity improvements, major track upgrades and new track via Parkes, Moree, North Star, Oakey, Toowoomba, Gatton and Rosewood.


ARTC and INLink held an information session in Narromine on Tuesday 14 August to discuss potential opportunities for local businesses. If you are interested in submitting an Expression of Interest to participate in the Inland Rail Project please email the following information (please ensure there are no attachments) or complete the below form and forward to Mark. 

What services are needed?
 Bus transport  Office support Concrete supply 
 Concrete pumps Concrete cutting  Crane hire 
 Cleaning Drilling for water bores   Containers and site offices
Tree loppers Rural fencing Quarries
 Concreters Electricians and power relocation  Survey 
 Printing and mail distribution Fuel supplier Temporary fencing 
Security guards Liquid Waste Earthmoving
Stormwater drainage Courier Plant and equipment maintenance
Vehicle washing    

Inland Rail - InLINK Form

Detailed scopes and request for pricing will be provided following the submission of an Expression of Interest from businesses. 




Parkes to Narromine

This project will include 107km of existing track upgrades to take heavier axle loads and double stacked trains. A small bypass of Parkes is under active investigation.
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Narromine to Narrabri

This is the most significant greenfield project within the Inland Rail Programme and will see 307km of new track constructed between Narromine and Narrabri. This project will provide vital connectivity between the southern and northern states.

ARTC has been involved in active consultation with Narrabri and Narromine Councils since 2014 and broader community consultation continues as the project progresses.

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