location_onNSW Australia

NSW Australia



Project Primary Contact
Geoff Reardon
Regional Manager - Murray/Riverina NSW
+61 402 632 027

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.

Illabo to Stockinbingal

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.

The Works include:

  • 39 kilometres of new single track standard gauge railway

  • Construction of 11 bridges, 8 being across waterways, 2 rail over road and 1 road over rail

  • Construction of 1 crossing loop and associated maintenance siding

  • Construction of 6 public level crossings and 9 private level crossings

  • Construction of 11 stock underpasses

  • Construction and upgrade of 88 new and existing cross drainage culverts

  • Construction of 27 longitudinal drainage culverts below level crossings

  • Upgrading approximately 3km of track and formation within the existing rail corridor

For more information on the Illabo to Stockinbingal Project visit

Delivery timeframes

  • Design and Construction Tender Release - Q1 2023

  • Design and Construction Tender Close - Q2 2023

  • Contract Award - Q1 2024

  • Proposed early works commencement - Q1 2025

  • Completion of construction works - Q3 2026

Shortlisted proponents

ARTC announced the shortlisting of three construction firms to deliver the design and construct contract for the Illabo to Stockinbingal section of Inland Rail in southern New South Wales on 8 February 2023.

  • John Holland
  • MBJV (Martinus Rail and BMD Constructions)
  • Regional Trac JV (Seymour Whyte Constructions and Rhomberg Rail Australia)

Engaging local and First Nations suppliers

ARTC is committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and First Nations suppliers 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 First Nations suppliers and social enterprises to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with Inland Rail.

Registration of Interest (ROI) opportunities

The Work Packages section 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.

  • 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 ARTC for their information.

  • ARTC 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. ARTC have broad discretion to suspend, vary or terminate procurement processes of Illabo to Stockinbingal section, 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

Your ICN Gateway company profile and any registrations of interest you submit are used to assess your organisation's ability to complete projects.

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.

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.

Further assistance

Support and assistance are available through the organisation listed below.


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

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31 Dec 2024

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