Inland Rail moving forward in Northern NSW

Friday 23 October 2020

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) project has been approved by federal and state regulatory bodies, providing the project with the green light for Inland Rail construction.

As one of the 13 projects that make up Inland Rail, the construction of N2NS will upgrade 186km of track and construct 2.3km of new track.

N2NS will be delivered in two phases. This EIS approval is for the first phase, which will involve upgrading track between Narrabri and North Star. The second phase of construction will involve work on the Mehi–Gwydir floodplain and will require a separate EIS process. Also included in the second phase is constructing new track at Camurra to bypass the existing hairpin turn.

Local organisations have been preparing for the opportunities that Inland Rail will bring by working with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). ARTC have partnered with the Narrabri Shire Council, the Moree Plains Shire Council, the Gwydir Shire Council and the LDO Group training organisation to offer construction training workshops for local job seekers.

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