Parkes to Narromine planning approval documents

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ARTC has received planning approval from the Australian and NSW Governments for the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) Inland Rail project. We have developed a range of documents for managing the design and construction of the P2N project.

Environmental Impact Statement

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the P2N project was on public display from 19 July 2017 to 18 August 2017. During this time the community had the opportunity to make a submission about the project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) as part of its assessment of the project.

EIS addendum and amendments

The addendum contains vegetation mapping amendments.

Federal planning approval

The P2N project was approved by the Department of Environment and Energy on 31 August 2018 under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Parkes to Narromine decision on approval of action: Approved with conditions (PDF 2.4MB)

State planning approval

The P2N project was approved by the NSW DP&E on 7 June 2018. The following documents support the state planning approval.

Environment protection licence

Compliance program and reports

These documents monitor the compliance of the project against the P2N Conditions of Approval (CoA) throughout construction and for at least the first year of operation.

Audit program and reports

This document outlines the audit requirements regarding the terms of the project approval and frequency of audits planned during construction for the first two years of operation.

Sustainability policy

Inland Rail is committed to working sustainably on all projects along the alignment, as outlined in the Environment and Sustainability Policy. As such, we require our contractors to make the same commitment.

Technical reports

Public road condition reports

Level crossing treatment reports

The Parkes to Narromine Private Level Crossing Treatment Report was submitted to the DP&E in February 2019. The confidential content of this report prevents publication on the website.

Flood Study Report

Flood Study Report Volume 1 (PDF 1.6MB)Appendix A: Hydrology/Hydraulics Model Layout and Catchment MapsA1 (PDF 3.7MB)
A2 (PDF 3.5MB)
A3 (PDF 17.2MB)

Appendix B: Existing Conditions Flood MapsB1 (PDF 15.1MB)
B2 (PDF 15MB)
B3 (PDF 16.6MB)
B4 (PDF 16.5MB)
B5 (PDF 16.5MB)
B6 (PDF 16.3MB)
B7 (PDF 16.7MB)
B8 (PDF 16.5MB)
B9 (PDF 16.2MB)

Appendix C: Design Conditions Flood MapsC1 (PDF 15.1MB)
C2 (PDF 15MB)
C3 (PDF 14.7MB)
C4 (PDF 14.7MB)
C5 (PDF 14.7MB)
C6 (PDF 14.4MB)
C7 (PDF 14.1MB)
C8 (PDF 14MB)
C9 (PDF 14.8MB)
C10 (PDF 14.8MB)
C11 (PDF 14.9MB)
C12 (PDF 15MB)

Appendix D: Flood Impact TablesNot required

Appendix E: Hydraulic Structure Blockage Methodology & Results (PDF 6.2MB)

Appendix F: Rail Formation Flood Immunity Non-Compliance Memos (PDF 4.2MB)

Appendix G: Rail Sub-Catchment Design Flow Information (PDF 589KB)

Appendix H: Results of Trials of Flooding MCA Stage 2 Concept Drainage Sizing (PDF 556KB)Not required

Appendix I: Hydrological Model Catchment Parameters (PDF 2.1MB)

Appendix J: Design Culvert Table (PDF 916KB)

Appendix K: Quality Assurance Records (PDF 876KB)


Flood Study Report Volume 2 (PDF 439KB)Appendix A: Existing Conditions Flood MapsA1 (PDF 15.2MB)
A02 (PDF 15.1MB)
A03 (PDF 15.1MB)
A04 (PDF 15.1MB)
A05 (PDF 16.6MB)
A06 (PDF 16.5MB)
A07 (PDF 16.5MB)
A08 (PDF 16.3MB)
A09 (PDF 16.8MB)
A10 (PDF 16.8MB)
A11 (PDF 16.4MB)
A12 (PDF 16.6MB)

Appendix B: Design Conditions Flood MapsB01 (PDF 4.7MB)
B02 (PDF 4.9MB)
B03 (PDF 4.8MB)
B04 (PDF 4.9MB)
B05 (PDF 4.6MB)
B06 (PDF 4.4MB)
B07 (PDF 4.1MB)
B08 (PDF 4.4MB)
B09 (PDF 4.7MB)
B10 (PDF 4.9MB)
B11 (PDF 4.7MB)
B12 (PDF 4.7MB)


Communication strategy and complaint management process

This document outlines our approach to working with the community and how we will manage and respond to any enquiries or complaints that we receive, as we build the P2N section of Inland Rail.

Site establishment management plan

This document explains how we set up major construction support facilities in preparation for construction.

Construction Environmental Management Plan

The Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and sub-plans describes how construction activities will be managed to minimise any impacts to the surrounding environment and community.

CEMP sub-plans

Describes how we will manage and control potential traffic impacts on public road users during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on ecology will be managed, and outlines the controls and procedures that will be implemented during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on hydrology and flooding will be managed.

Describes procedures for the management of hazardous and contaminated materials, if encountered during construction activities.

Explains how we monitor and manage potential construction noise and vibration caused by our work.

Explains how we will manage water quality during construction.

Describes how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage will be protected and managed during construction.

Describes how we will manage potential impacts to air quality as part of our work.

Compliance Report

2019 - 2020 Compliance Report against EPBC 2016/7731

Operations: North West Connection

The following documents relate to the operational stage of the North West Connection.

Operational Staging Report (PDF 1.2MB)

Interstate Environmental Management Framework (PDF 2.9MB)

Pre-operation Compliance Report (PDF 716KB)

Conditional approval letter of the spatial methodology for Flood Review Report (PDF 139KB)

Operations: Parkes to Narromine

The documents below relate to the operational stage of the entire Parkes to Narromine project.

Operational Noise and Vibration Review (PDF 5.6MB)

Conditional approval letter of the spatial methodology for Flood Review Report: please see above.

ARTC has received planning approval from the Australian and NSW Governments for the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) Inland Rail project. We have developed a range of documents for managing the design and construction of the P2N project.

Environmental Impact Statement

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the P2N project was on public display from 19 July 2017 to 18 August 2017. During this time the community had the opportunity to make a submission about the project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) as part of its assessment of the project.

EIS addendum and amendments

The addendum contains vegetation mapping amendments.

Federal planning approval

The P2N project was approved by the Department of Environment and Energy on 31 August 2018 under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Parkes to Narromine decision on approval of action: Approved with conditions (PDF 2.4MB)

State planning approval

The P2N project was approved by the NSW DP&E on 7 June 2018. The following documents support the state planning approval.

Environment protection licence

Compliance program and reports

These documents monitor the compliance of the project against the P2N Conditions of Approval (CoA) throughout construction and for at least the first year of operation.

Audit program and reports

This document outlines the audit requirements regarding the terms of the project approval and frequency of audits planned during construction for the first two years of operation.

Sustainability policy

Inland Rail is committed to working sustainably on all projects along the alignment, as outlined in the Environment and Sustainability Policy. As such, we require our contractors to make the same commitment.

Technical reports

Public road condition reports

Level crossing treatment reports

The Parkes to Narromine Private Level Crossing Treatment Report was submitted to the DP&E in February 2019. The confidential content of this report prevents publication on the website.

Flood Study Report

Flood Study Report Volume 1 (PDF 1.6MB)Appendix A: Hydrology/Hydraulics Model Layout and Catchment MapsA1 (PDF 3.7MB)
A2 (PDF 3.5MB)
A3 (PDF 17.2MB)

Appendix B: Existing Conditions Flood MapsB1 (PDF 15.1MB)
B2 (PDF 15MB)
B3 (PDF 16.6MB)
B4 (PDF 16.5MB)
B5 (PDF 16.5MB)
B6 (PDF 16.3MB)
B7 (PDF 16.7MB)
B8 (PDF 16.5MB)
B9 (PDF 16.2MB)

Appendix C: Design Conditions Flood MapsC1 (PDF 15.1MB)
C2 (PDF 15MB)
C3 (PDF 14.7MB)
C4 (PDF 14.7MB)
C5 (PDF 14.7MB)
C6 (PDF 14.4MB)
C7 (PDF 14.1MB)
C8 (PDF 14MB)
C9 (PDF 14.8MB)
C10 (PDF 14.8MB)
C11 (PDF 14.9MB)
C12 (PDF 15MB)

Appendix D: Flood Impact TablesNot required

Appendix E: Hydraulic Structure Blockage Methodology & Results (PDF 6.2MB)

Appendix F: Rail Formation Flood Immunity Non-Compliance Memos (PDF 4.2MB)

Appendix G: Rail Sub-Catchment Design Flow Information (PDF 589KB)

Appendix H: Results of Trials of Flooding MCA Stage 2 Concept Drainage Sizing (PDF 556KB)Not required

Appendix I: Hydrological Model Catchment Parameters (PDF 2.1MB)

Appendix J: Design Culvert Table (PDF 916KB)

Appendix K: Quality Assurance Records (PDF 876KB)


Flood Study Report Volume 2 (PDF 439KB)Appendix A: Existing Conditions Flood MapsA1 (PDF 15.2MB)
A02 (PDF 15.1MB)
A03 (PDF 15.1MB)
A04 (PDF 15.1MB)
A05 (PDF 16.6MB)
A06 (PDF 16.5MB)
A07 (PDF 16.5MB)
A08 (PDF 16.3MB)
A09 (PDF 16.8MB)
A10 (PDF 16.8MB)
A11 (PDF 16.4MB)
A12 (PDF 16.6MB)

Appendix B: Design Conditions Flood MapsB01 (PDF 4.7MB)
B02 (PDF 4.9MB)
B03 (PDF 4.8MB)
B04 (PDF 4.9MB)
B05 (PDF 4.6MB)
B06 (PDF 4.4MB)
B07 (PDF 4.1MB)
B08 (PDF 4.4MB)
B09 (PDF 4.7MB)
B10 (PDF 4.9MB)
B11 (PDF 4.7MB)
B12 (PDF 4.7MB)


Communication strategy and complaint management process

This document outlines our approach to working with the community and how we will manage and respond to any enquiries or complaints that we receive, as we build the P2N section of Inland Rail.

Site establishment management plan

This document explains how we set up major construction support facilities in preparation for construction.

Construction Environmental Management Plan

The Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and sub-plans describes how construction activities will be managed to minimise any impacts to the surrounding environment and community.

CEMP sub-plans

Describes how we will manage and control potential traffic impacts on public road users during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on ecology will be managed, and outlines the controls and procedures that will be implemented during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on hydrology and flooding will be managed.

Describes procedures for the management of hazardous and contaminated materials, if encountered during construction activities.

Explains how we monitor and manage potential construction noise and vibration caused by our work.

Explains how we will manage water quality during construction.

Describes how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage will be protected and managed during construction.

Describes how we will manage potential impacts to air quality as part of our work.

Compliance Report

2019 - 2020 Compliance Report against EPBC 2016/7731

Operations: North West Connection

The following documents relate to the operational stage of the North West Connection.

Operational Staging Report (PDF 1.2MB)

Interstate Environmental Management Framework (PDF 2.9MB)

Pre-operation Compliance Report (PDF 716KB)

Conditional approval letter of the spatial methodology for Flood Review Report (PDF 139KB)

Operations: Parkes to Narromine

The documents below relate to the operational stage of the entire Parkes to Narromine project.

Operational Noise and Vibration Review (PDF 5.6MB)

Conditional approval letter of the spatial methodology for Flood Review Report: please see above.