Inland Rail - Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1
Project at a glance
Regional Manager, Central West
About Inland Rail
Inland Rail is a fast freight backbone stretching more than 1,700km that will transform how we move goods around Australia by providing transit times of less than 24 hours between Melbourne and Brisbane.
It will better link regional businesses, manufacturers and producers to national and global markets and generate new opportunities for existing and emerging industries.
Comprising 13 individual projects, Inland Rail is the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia and will enable safer, less congested highways, fewer carbon emissions, cheaper freight costs and new economic opportunities for our regions.
Inland Rail is a shot in the arm for Australia’s economy, generating $18b in economic benefits and over 21,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The Australian Government selected the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector.
Narrabri to North Star project
The Narrabri to North Star project involves an upgrade to approximately 186km of track within the existing rail corridor and construction of approximately 2.3km of a new rail corridor.
The works are required to accommodate the operation of 1,800m-long double-stacked freight trains. This project crosses the Local Government Areas of Gwydir, Narrabri and Moree Plains.
The works are divided into two packages:
• 2600-0018 N2NS Phase 1 Works Package
• 2600-0019 N2NS Phase 2 Structures Package
For more information on the Narrabri to North Star project visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/N2NS.
Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1 Works Package
Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1 is a brownfield section and involves upgrading works within the existing ARTC rail corridor
About Trans4M Rail
Trans4m Rail, a joint venture between John Holland and SEE Civil, have been awarded the contract to upgrade more than 170 kilometres of existing railway track between Narrabri and North Star – known as N2NS Phase 1.
Description of works involved
• Upgrading approximately 171km of track and formation within the existing rail corridor
• Constructing 2 new road over rail bridges at Moree (Jones Ave) and Bellata (Newell Highway)
• Constructing 5 new crossing loops with associated maintenance sidings
• Constructing 220 rail culverts, 98 road culverts, 3 irrigation crossings
• Constructing 8 under - bridges,1 of which are major super-T structure to 30TAL
• Upgrading, relocating or consolidating 76 level crossings including 5 pedestrian crossings
• Relocating utilities and mitigating impacts at 470 locations
• Modifying Moree and Narrabri stations.
• Contract award - Q4 2020 (complete)
• Trans4m Rail mobilisation to site - Q1 2021 to Q3 2023 inclusive
Engaging local and Indigenous suppliers
Trans4m Rail is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and Indigenous businesses and individuals by maximising their opportunities to participate in the project.
Trans4m Rail will provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for capable and competitive local and Indigenous businesses and social enterprises to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with Inland Rail.
Compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) applies to the building work associated with this project. By submitting an expression of interest in, or tender for, this project, you will become subject to the Code.
Potential subcontractors shall be required to complete a declaration of compliance before a code covered entity invites expression of interest or tenders or enters into a subcontract for Commonwealth-Funded Building Work.
Registration of Interest (ROI) opportunities
The Work Packages section below contains a list of indicative opportunities and may not be reflective of actual packages issued for tender pending assessment of market capability and project requirements.
Businesses interested in supplying to the project as subcontractors, suppliers or equipment providers are encouraged to register their interest against the applicable Work Package/s.
Registrants should note:
• A complete, up-to-date and accurate ICN Gateway company profile is required in order to register interest. Click here to create a company profile on ICN Gateway.
• This is an initial ROI to supply to the Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1 project.
• Incomplete registrations may not be considered. Information on how to create a company profile or submit a registration of interest on ICN Gateway is provided below (refer to User Guides available in the ‘Project Documents’ section).
• All ROIs are provided to Trans4M Rail for their information.
• Trans4M Rail have no contractual or other legal obligation to registrants arising out of the ROI process with respect to the consideration, evaluation, acceptance or rejection of any registration of interest, or the failure to consider, evaluate or accept any registration of interest.
• Services, programs and initiatives provided by ICN are designed to complement a company’s existing sales, marketing and business development strategy and any ROI submitted should not be considered an alternative to these activities.
It is important that businesses registering their interest are aware that their registration does not guarantee that they will progress further in any procurement processes. Trans4M Rail have broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate procurement processes of Narrabri to North Star - Phase 1, decline to consider or review any ROI or negotiate with and enter into a contract with any other party for the performance of a Works Package.
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Inland Rail is transforming how everyday goods are moved around our vast country. It will complete the backbone of the national freight network by providing transit times of less than 24 hours for freight trains between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Tottenham to Albury section of Inland Rail will upgrade 305km of existing rail corridor between metropolitan Melbourne and the Victoria-NSW border at Albury-Wodonga.
Due to its scale and complexity, this project is broken into two stages:
- Stage One: Beveridge to Albury
- Stage Two: Metropolitan Melbourne
The Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail in Queensland will be designed, built, managed and financed through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).
The Gowrie to Kagaru section is divided into three separate projects:
- Gowrie to Helidon
- Helidon to Calvert
- Calvert to Kagaru
The Rail Corridor Program involves the delivery of above-ground works, which includes track construction, rail welding, transportation of materials, and the installation and commissioning of level crossings on approximately 570 kilometres of railway between Narromine and Moree in New South Wales and North Start (New South Wales) to Gowrie in Queensland taking in the project's largest greenfield sections.
The Central Civil Works Program will focus on an 85km (approximately) section between North Star in New South Wales and Whetstone in Queensland as well as a separate 14km package south of Moree called Narrabri to North Star Phase 2.
The Works are allowing for future connections to Goondiwindi and the broader region. It follows the existing track north from North Star before crossing Bruxner Way and the border to join the existing Queensland Rail line.
The Northern Civil Works Program comprises approximately 138km of new dual gauge track and approximately 69km of upgraded track and crosses the local government areas of Goondiwindi and Toowoomba.
The Northern Civil Works section of Inland Rail will connect one of Australia’s most productive farming regions to markets across the country.
Once complete, Inland Rail will help producers be more competitive, connecting them to markets in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth more efficiently, more reliably and in larger volumes.
The Albury to Parkes section involves extensive enhancements to specific sites across the 355 kilometres of existing track running from Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes.
The enhancements would provide the necessary vertical and horizontal clearance along the existing ‘Main South Line’ corridor to support the safe running of double-stacked freight trains up to 1,800 metres long and 6.5 metres high.
The Albury to Parkes section is divided into two separate projects Albury to Illabo & Stockinbingal to Parkes.
The Southern Civil Works Program involves construction of 306km of new single track rail line from Narromine to Narrabri. It is the longest project within Inland Rail.
This 306km of new track is a crucial part of delivering our fast and reliable freight rail service between Melbourne and Brisbane.