The Career Start Rail Skills program is a partnership between Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) and Centre for Excellence in Rail Training (CERT). It has been delivered from the Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich since 2018, skilling up locals for work in rail infrastructure construction and maintenance work.
The current intake is delivered with support from Inland Rail’s Indigenous Participation team in an effort to prepare local Traditional Owner and other Indigenous community members for employment on the Inland Rail project once it comes to Queensland from early 2022.
Seven of the 12 participants are Indigenous, with the remainder from refugee and Anglo-Australian backgrounds.
The program gives participants the knowledge and skills required to enter the rail industry as a track worker, installer or maintainer. On average, more than two-thirds of ESQ’s previous program graduates have successfully secured work in the industry.
The training focuses on safe workplace practices and fatigue management, correct handling and use of materials, tools and equipment, and the correct installation and repair of railway sleepers and tracks.
June 17, 2021
Mungle Creek bridge works
Trans4m Rail will conduct rail bridge demolition works near Mungle Creek, south of North Star, between June and July 2021.
The works will involve construction of a temporary access road to the bridge located north of level crossing 3167 and south of Mungle Creek. Demolition will include removal of the existing bridge structure and concrete components.
- June 2021 - July 2021
- Near Mungle Creek, south of North Star
- North Star, NSW
May 31, 2021
Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) Public Level Crossing Report
This report identifies and illustrates the location of all public level crossings and provides details such as the treatment required, measures to avoid short stacking, justification of any closures and assessment of road risks.