List of News and Media Articles

  • Inland Rail independent review announced

    07 October 2022

    The Australian Government has today announced the appointment of Dr Kerry Schott AO to lead an independent review into the Inland Rail project.

    This delivers on the Australian Government’s election commitment to take a close look at the planning, governance and delivery of Inland Rail to help get this nationally important project back on track.

    • Media Release
  • Record investment in infrastructure and regions to deliver a stronger economy

    29 March 2022

    The Morrison-Joyce Government is investing record amounts in infrastructure and regional development projects through the 2022-23 Budget as part of our plan for a stronger future, to make our nation wealthier and stronger, create tens of thousands of jobs and drive economic growth.

    • Media Release
  • Inland Rail project will bring new investment to Narrabri

    17 March 2022

    When the Inland Rail project is built, it will be the most transformative project Narrabri and the people who call it home have seen in their lives.

    • Media Release
  • Inland Rail to slash freight transport costs by $213 million a year

    15 March 2022

    New modelling shows Inland Rail could cut freight transport costs by up to $213 million a year, resulting in huge savings for businesses and industries that use the line and further driving the growth of regional Australia.

    • Media Release
  • Rail projects backing manufacturing jobs in South Australia

    02 March 2022

    Steelworkers in South Australia will manufacture 147,000 tonnes of steel for key rail projects across Australia, including the nation-building Inland Rail, providing an important economic boost for the state.

    • Media Release
  • Inland Rail growing regional Australia, on and off the track

    03 February 2022

    More than 1.3 million concrete sleepers needed to build Inland Rail will be manufactured in regional Queensland and New South Wales, sparking new economic opportunities and creating new jobs.

    The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has signed contracts worth $143 million with Austrak, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of railway sleepers, to supply sleepers for the Inland Rail project.

    • Media Release
  • Inland Rail delivering more jobs and more opportunities for Australian businesses

    03 December 2021

    The Liberal and Nationals Government’s delivery of Inland Rail is continuing to generate opportunities for local businesses, create new jobs and boost the economic fortunes of regional Australia.

    • Media Release
  • Inland Rail track upgrades completed in time for bumper crop season

    01 November 2021

    Farmers and producers in North West New South Wales will be able to take full advantage of the current strong agricultural export prices with a key section of the enhanced Inland Rail freight line open ahead of grain harvest season.

    • Media Release
  • Transcript – Inland Rail press conference at Moree

    01 November 2021

    Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce speaking at a press conference on Inland Rail at Moree.

    • Transcript
  • Interview with Steve Austin – ABC Brisbane Drive

    13 October 2021

    Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce interview with Steve Austin. 

    • Transcript