Inland Rail opens Moree Regional Office

Monday 13 January 2020

The Australian Government’s Inland Rail regional network has expanded, with the opening of a Moree Regional Office.

Catering to communities along the Inland Rail alignment between Narrabri and the Queensland border, the Moree Regional Office will be headed up by long-time local resident Angela Doering who will work with communities and local businesses to identify and connect to the benefits of Inland Rail.

Kerryn Vine-Camp, acting Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure Group, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, welcomed the appointment of Angela Doering as a local who knew the Moree region well.

“It is a huge advantage for the department to have officers on the ground who know the ins and outs of the regions in which they’re working. Our regional officers provide a way for local people to talk to the Australian Government face-to-face about the opportunities and potential benefits of the infrastructure programs we deliver, such as the transformational Inland Rail.

“We are grateful to have Angela on board to support the delivery of Inland Rail ahead of construction of the Narrabri to North Star section of the alignment. I look forward to working with Angela, and encourage everyone in regional Australia to connect with the relevant regional liaison officers in their area,” Ms Vine-Camp said.

The Moree Regional Office will initially work with local industry and community during Inland Rail’s planning and design phase, including for the Macintyre River crossing. Staff in this office will also work with industry to support the implementation of the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program and to map supply chains in the region as part of the Second Phase of CSIRO’s TraNSIT study to model potential transport cost savings in the northern half of the Inland Rail alignment.

The Moree Regional Office is part of a network of Inland Rail Regional Offices, and will work in tandem with staff in the other regional offices of Wodonga, Dubbo and Toowoomba. Inland Rail developer, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, also maintains regional Inland Rail offices in Parkes, Narrabri, Toowoomba and Gatton.