Adapting to COVID-19

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has reminded us how vital an efficient freight supply chain is for a country as vast as ours. State and Federal Governments have reinforced that continuing construction on infrastructure, such as Inland Rail, is essential to our economy during this unprecedented crisis.

It’s vital we keep progressing Inland Rail, to not only continue delivering more than 16,000 jobs through its construction, but to ensure we stay on track with securing our nation’s freight future.

However, we are very mindful of community/regional concerns about COVID-19.

We are working with our team members and contractors to implement a range of precautionary measures which adhere to the guidelines set by health and safety authorities, and protect the health of our workforce and the local communities in which we live and work. These include:

Travel

  • minimising non-essential staff travel and facilitating working from home, where possible
  • using local staff and contractors to minimise the travel of interstate workers
  • where travel is essential, using low-risk options, such as private charter flights or private vehicles
  • a symptom check of workers before they travel.

Construction sites

  • ensuring social distancing and good hygiene practices
  • reducing the size of groups working and rearranging facilities to meet social distancing requirements
  • increasing the level of cleaning and disinfection of offices and facilities.

Although face-to-face engagement is restricted at this time, we’re adapting how we communicate, where needed, to ensure we keep our communities and other stakeholders informed as we continue to deliver Inland Rail.

As always, you can connect with us:

Let’s continue to look out for one another, and we’ll get through this together.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has reminded us how vital an efficient freight supply chain is for a country as vast as ours. State and Federal Governments have reinforced that continuing construction on infrastructure, such as Inland Rail, is essential to our economy during this unprecedented crisis.

It’s vital we keep progressing Inland Rail, to not only continue delivering more than 16,000 jobs through its construction, but to ensure we stay on track with securing our nation’s freight future.

However, we are very mindful of community/regional concerns about COVID-19.

We are working with our team members and contractors to implement a range of precautionary measures which adhere to the guidelines set by health and safety authorities, and protect the health of our workforce and the local communities in which we live and work. These include:

Travel

  • minimising non-essential staff travel and facilitating working from home, where possible
  • using local staff and contractors to minimise the travel of interstate workers
  • where travel is essential, using low-risk options, such as private charter flights or private vehicles
  • a symptom check of workers before they travel.

Construction sites

  • ensuring social distancing and good hygiene practices
  • reducing the size of groups working and rearranging facilities to meet social distancing requirements
  • increasing the level of cleaning and disinfection of offices and facilities.

Although face-to-face engagement is restricted at this time, we’re adapting how we communicate, where needed, to ensure we keep our communities and other stakeholders informed as we continue to deliver Inland Rail.

As always, you can connect with us:

Let’s continue to look out for one another, and we’ll get through this together.