Tuesday 26 May 2020

Food, grain, transport and logistics are some of the sectors likely to see additional investment with the operation of Inland Rail from Goondiwindi to just below Narromine.

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Northern NSW Regional Intelligence report

As a cumulative effect, the project is capable of delivering a $1.7 billion boost to gross regional product in today’s dollars over a 50-year period. These outcomes will build on the jobs and economic uplift from construction and operation outlined in the 2015 business case for Inland Rail.

This study provides detail on regional opportunities from Inland Rail across 16 local government areas in Northern New South Wales and includes:

  • A profile of the region’s population, economic contribution to the state, sources of freight and industries experiencing growth over time
  • An explanation of the 2 kinds of economic uplift expected with Inland Rail including supply chain efficiencies and value chain growth, and the formation of industry hubs
  • A selection of current government and private sector investments in the region as well as local and international case studies
  • The enduring boost in jobs and gross regional product from Inland Rail as shown in the 10th, 30th and 50th year of operation
  • Specific investment opportunities for the region

A technical report is also available with a detailed summary of the research approach, methodology and supporting analysis.

Read our summary of the opportunities for Northern New South Wales and learn more about the broader long-term economic opportunities with Inland Rail. 

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Wednesday 06 May 2020

The Australian and Queensland Governments have called for public comment on the draft Terms of Reference for an international independent panel of expert hydrologists and engineers.

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Tuesday 14 April 2020

Sixteen project proposals have been assessed as eligible under the first round of the Australian Government’s $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program.

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Inland Rail Regional Opportunities Technical Report by EY Australia

This report should be read in conjunction with Inland Rail Regional Opportunities, which looked at the long-term potential for growth in investment, employment and economic value estimated in the first 50 years of Inland Rail’s operation.

Inland Rail Regional Opportunities found that the regional growth pathways from Inland Rail are the result of supply chain efficiencies coupled with value added opportunities. Combined, these two effects have the potential to deliver lasting economic benefits to Australia’s regions.

The Technical Report provides:

  • an explanation of the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling framework applied through the study, and 
  • an account of the stakeholder engagement and research inputs to the study.

 

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Wednesday 04 March 2020

In 2019-20 we’re taking the time to improve our website so you can find the information you need to connect to the benefits of Inland Rail and understand its impacts.

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Inland Rail Regional Opportunities by EY Australia

This study goes beyond the 2015 business case to explore:

  • the long-term potential for growth in investment, employment and economic value
  • 2 kinds of economic uplift including supply chain efficiencies and value chain growth
  • specific opportunities to invest alongside Inland Rail, what those investments might look like and growth forecasts for different regions
  • international case studies and the way business hubs form around transport
  • some of the challenges and enablers for investment.

Read more about the long-term opportunities as well as how conversations with regions helped us see the potential for regional Australia.

A technical report providing a detailed summary of the approach, research methodology and supporting analysis for this study is also available.

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Monday 13 January 2020

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

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Tuesday 24 December 2019

December 2019 marks one year since construction began on Inland Rail, the most significant freight rail infrastructure project in Australia’s history.

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