Inland Rail - Beveridge to Albury - Tranche 1


Project at a glance


VIC Australia
Awarded
MCCONNELL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS (AUST) PTY LTD
> $250M

Contact Details


Michael Smith
Industry Adviser

About Inland Rail


Inland Rail is a fast freight line stretching approximately 1,600km that will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.


Inland Rail will enhance our national freight and supply chain capabilities, connecting existing freight routes through rail, roads and ports, and supporting Australia's growth.


It will better link businesses, manufacturers and producers to national and global markets and generate opportunities for industries and regions during construction and beyond. Delivering Inland Rail will help us keep pace with the increasing freight demands of Australia's growing population.


Shifting more goods onto rail means faster, more reliable freight; safer, less congested roads; and fewer emissions.


Inland Rail Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of ARTC, is building Inland Rail on behalf of the Australian Government and all Australians, in partnership with communities.


Beveridge to Albury


The Beveridge to Albury (B2A) project ("the Project") is a brownfield enhancement project that will upgrade 262km of existing rail corridor within the Inland Rail Program ("the Program"). Located in Victoria, the project spans from Beveridge, north of Melbourne to the NSW border at Albury-Wodonga and will enhance upgrade works already completed on the North East Rail Line.


Travelling from north to south, the existing rail corridor runs largely parallel to the Hume Highway from the Murray River at Wodonga to the outskirts of Melbourne. It then shares the Regional Victorian broad-gauge rail corridor (V/Line) from Seymour to Beveridge.


Project scope for Victoria is driven by the requirements to meet horizontal and vertical clearances for the safe operation of double-stacked trains.


This project is being delivered in two tranches.


In late 2022, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) appointed McConnell Dowell as the construction contractor for the Beveridge to Albury Tranche 1 works.


Tranche 1


Of the 12 sites which comprise the Project, there are four sites and corridor wide works which will be delivered as part of Tranche 1:

  • Murray Valley Highway, Barnawartha North
  • Beaconsfield Parade bridge, Glenrowan
  • Seymour-Avenel Road bridge, Seymour
  • Wangaratta Station Precinct
  • Track slew, signal gantry and powerline modifications at multiple locations.

Description of works involved


To achieve the clearance required, the proposed design solutions include:

  • lowering rail track under road bridges
  • removal of existing bridges and replacement with taller bridges
  • removal of footbridges
  • construction of a pedestrian underpass
  • track slews (process undertaken to move a track horizontally)
  • relocation or raising of signal gantries, and
  • modification or relocations of overhead power poles

Delivery timeframes

  • Design and construct contract award - Q4 2022 (complete)
  • Site mobilisation (Glenrowan / Barnawartha North) - Q4 2022 (complete)
  • Construction commencement (Glenrowan / Barnawartha North) - Q1 2023 (complete)
  • Barnawartha North completion late-2023
  • Glenrowan completion early-2024
  • Wangaratta completion late-2024
  • Seymour completion late-2024
  • Corridor-wide works completion early-2025

For more information on the Beveridge to Albury project, click here.


Engaging local and First Nations suppliers


McConnell Dowell is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and First Nations businesses and individuals by maximising their opportunities to participate in Inland Rail.


McConnell Dowell and its subcontractors will provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for capable and competitive local and First Nations businesses and social enterprises to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with Inland Rail.


Industry briefing and networking opportunities


Prospective suppliers, subcontractors and equipment providers were invited to attend two supplier information sessions for Beveridge to Albury Tranche 1 works, held in Wangaratta and Seymour during August and September 2022.


A copy of the briefing presentation can be downloaded here.


Registration of Interest (ROI) opportunities


Businesses interested in supplying to Beveridge to Albury Tranche 1 works 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.
  • 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 McConnell Dowell for their information.
  • McConnell Dowell, Inland Rail and the 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.
  • 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. McConnell Dowell has broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate the procurement process, 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.


ICN Gateway company profile


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Click here to create a new company profile or to login to your existing company profile.


Please ensure your business invests the time and energy required to represent itself in the most effective manner possible when completing and/or updating your company profile.


Further assistance


Support and assistance are available through the organisations listed below.


McConnell Dowell


For supply opportunities with McConnell Dowell, please contact Phillip Sibio, Procurement Manager at Phillip.sibio@mcdgroup.com or 0407 306 814.


For employment opportunities with McConnell Dowell, please click here.


Click here to access the McConnell Dowell Inland Rail project website


Inland Rail

To learn more about becoming an Inland Rail supplier. You can access information on Inland Rail's supply principles and commitments, and supplier capability development initiatives, including workshops to assist businesses to develop business capability statements and respond to tenders.

Please visit inlandrail.com.au/opportunities/suppliers/information-for-suppliers/


Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria


McConnell Dowell and Inland Rail 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.


Click here to access the ARTC & ICN Profile Improvement Session One recording.

Click here to access the ARTC & ICN Profile Improvement Session Two recording.

Click here to access the ICN Victoria website.



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PROJECT
NSW AUSTRALIA

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

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PROJECT


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.


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PROJECT
NSW AUSTRALIA

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.

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PROJECT
NSW AUSTRALIA

Works in the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes sections involve extensive enhancements to specific sites across the 355km of existing track running from Albury to Parkes.

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NSW AUSTRALIA

The Illabo to Stockinbingal (I2S) section of Inland Rail involves construction of approximately 39km of new single track between Illabo and Stockinbingal. The route will bypass the townships of Cootamundra and Bethungra and the winding, steep section of track known as the Bethungra Spiral on the Main South line; opening up a more efficient way to transport freight through the area. It also includes upgrading approximately 3km of existing track along this section.

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PROJECT
VIC AUSTRALIA

The Beveridge 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
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