Building a sustainable future
Inland Rail is a reliable, sustainable and smart choice for Australia’s supply chain.
As our population and consumer needs continue to grow, we need rail to connect industry, manufacturers and producers to markets more efficiently. One 1,800m double-stacked freight train can carry the same amount of freight as 110 B-Double trucks. By sharing the freight load, we will reduce congestion on our roads and lower carbon emissions.
Through building Inland Rail, we are delivering a world-class infrastructure asset that will have a lasting positive legacy for generations of Australians.
Our commitment to sustainability
We aim to deliver and operate Inland Rail with the least environmental, cultural heritage and social impact possible, while providing new benefits to the people of Australia at a local, regional and national scale.
We are members of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the peak body for infrastructure sustainability. ISCA administers the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme through which Inland Rail has registered for a program rating.
The rating scheme evaluates the sustainability of design, construction and operation of all our project assets. Achieving an IS certification provides third party assurance that our sustainability claims are genuine and that we are delivering sustainable rail infrastructure.
Our Environment and Sustainability Policy sets out the practical measures we are taking to drive sustainable outcomes for the design and construction of Inland Rail.
Our Sustainable Procurement Policy outlines our commitment to work with our supply chain to deliver measurable sustainability outcomes.
Annual sustainability report
Annual sustainability reports are an opportunity for Inland Rail to publicly report on our performance to stakeholders and the community. We report against key objectives and targets which drive our performance at both program and project level. Our aim is to continually improve over time. Key objectives are:
- leadership and governance
- environment and heritage
- resource use
- sustainable procurement
- future operations
Annual Sustainability Report 2018-2019
This report sets the baseline for the ARTC Inland Rail sustainability program going forward and commences annual public reporting of environmental and socioeconomic benefits realised during the design and construction of the program.
Sustainability in rail
View a short video to see how we were able to reuse 300,000 tonnes of material in the construction of Inland Rail between Parkes and Narromine, NSW.
August 6, 2020
Concrete evidence of our commitment to innovation in sustainability
In keeping with our commitment to embrace innovation in sustainability, Inland Rail is the first rail infrastructure project in Australia to install certified carbon neutral concrete culverts.
June 25, 2020
Designing a foundation for success
Inland Rail is being designed and built to ensure ARTC delivers a modern national transport supply chain that will support Australia’s economic development for at least the next 100 years.