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.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Industry and business
  • Local and small businesses
  • People and community
  • Research and education

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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Inland Rail Community Sentiment Research

A series of reports by Elton Consulting explored the communications needs and existing levels of knowledge among the broader public and communities along the rail corridor.

The research was conducted near the start of the project to provide a baseline for future work and is expected to be periodically updated.

These reports have been de-identified to ensure individual responses remain private.

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Inland Rail Summary Research Report

Thursday 03 January 2019

Currently 74 per cent of freight between Melbourne and Brisbane is carried by road and Australia’s freight volumes are expected to double within 20 years – rail will play a crucial role in meeting the freight challenge.

  • Industry and business
  • People and community
  • Research and education

Friday 11 October 2019

The II Program will enable local communities, industry and government to identify projects that could increase and maximise the long-term benefit of Inland Rail – improving access to the national freight network and providing for m

  • Industry and business
  • People and community
  • Research and education