About Inland Rail
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.
Creating the connectivity to shift more of Australia’s freight from road to rail, Inland Rail will enable safer, less congested highways, fewer carbon emissions, cheaper freight costs and new economic opportunities for our regions.
The largest infrastructure project ever delivered in Australia spanning 1,700km, Inland Rail is a shot in the arm for Australia’s economy, generating $16b in economic benefits and over 16,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The Australian Government selected the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver Inland Rail, in partnership with the private sector. Construction started in late-2018 and the project is expected to be operational in 2026.
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 the project.
ARTC 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
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 listed below (refer to 'Work Packages' section).
Registrants should note:
- This is an initial ROI to supply to Inland Rail
- A complete, up-to-date and accurate ICN Gateway company profile is required in order to register interest
- Incomplete registrations may not be considered. Information on how to register your business or submit a registration of interest on ICN Gateway is provided below (refer to User Guides available in the ‘Project Documents’ section)
- All ROIs will be provided to ARTC and construction contractors for review and evaluation
- ARTC, construction contractors and ICN have no contractual or other legal obligation to suppliers 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.
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.
To assist with ICN Gateway company registration
Register a new company profile on ICN Gateway here.
Your company profile on ICN Gateway is used to assess your ability to complete projects. Please ensure your business invests the time and energy required to represent itself in the most effective manner possible when completing your company profile.
ARTC strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN in the first instance to gain an understanding of the ROI process and development programs, such as their ICN Gateway Profile Improvement workshops.
Project at a glance
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