Project at a glance
About Inland Rail
Inland Rail is a 1,700km fast freight backbone that will transform how we move goods around Australia by providing transit times of less than 24 hours between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
It will better link businesses, manufacturers and producers to national and global markets and generate new opportunities for industries and regions.
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 during construction and the first 50 years of operations and more than 21,500 direct and indirect jobs during construction.
The Australian Government is delivering Inland Rail through the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), in partnership with the private sector.
Engaging local and Indigenous suppliers
ARTC is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and Indigenous businesses and individuals by maximising their opportunities to participate in Inland Rail.
ARTC will provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for capable and competitive local and Indigenous suppliers 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 contains 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 Inland Rail as subcontractors, suppliers or equipment providers to our construction contractors are encouraged to register their interest against the applicable Work Package/s.
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• This is an initial ROI to supply to Inland Rail
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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.
ARTC has broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate procurement processes, 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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The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section comprises an upgrade to approximately 186km of track within the existing rail corridor and construction of approximately 2.3km of new rail corridor. The works are required to accommodate the operation of 1,800m-long double-stacked freight trains and will involve the modification of various structures
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.