Daroobalgie track drainage works

Between 23 to 25 September 2023, Martinus Rail will undertake a 60-hour track possession to commence track drainage works on behalf of Inland Rail, within the existing rail corridor north of Daroobalgie Road, Daroobalgie.



23 September 2023 - 25 September 2023

Working hours

6am to 6pm


Rail corridor north of Daroobalgie Road, Daroobalgie

  • Daroobalgie
  • Forbes
Local Government Area
  • Weddin
  • Hilltops

Work being done

Deliveries of material and equipment to site will start from 18 September 2023 during normal construction hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. There will be no deliveries on Sundays.

The works are targeted at improving the drainage to allow for the future construction of a passing loop, see map below for site details.

This work will occur during a scheduled ARTC track closure, when trains are not running, to ensure the safety of construction personnel.

Works to be undertaken

  • installation of a crane pad
  • delivery of culverts and materials
  • installation of concrete culverts
  • track removal and reinstatement.

Heavy vehicle movements

Before and during the works, heavy vehicle movements will increase from the Newell Highway, north and south, into Daroobalgie Road. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to please use caution when driving or walking in the area.

Traffic controllers will be available to direct traffic where needed.

What can I expect?

  • heavy vehicles will commence delivering materials and equipment to site,
  • rail track machinery and construction equipment operating on site during the hours noted above,
  • some of these works will be noisy. You may hear truck engines and engine noise from machines,
  • lights may be used but will directed away from residences
  • at times our construction work will create high levels of noise particularly when carrying out activities such as the delivering of equipment and materials to the compound area via trucks,
  • we will undertake high noise impact activities such as rail saws/tamper and regulator during daytime hours,
  • use of non-tonal reversing alarms on all equipment and turning off equipment when not in use,
  • regular maintenance of plant and equipment to reduce emissions,
  • instructing workers to keep noise to a minimum and being respectful of our neighbours.

Machinery used

Equipment used for work includes but is not limited to

  • hand tools including power saws,
  • excavators,
  • loaders,
  • dump trucks,
  • rollers,
  • crane rail tamping machines,
  • heavy and light vehicles,
  • oxy welder,
  • generators,
  • lighting.

How we’re managing impacts

  • traffic controls will be in place, where required,
  • water carts will be on-site to wet down areas to assist in managing dust,
  • works programmed to best minimise noise impacts. We will aim to minimise noise from the works.

Unfortunately, some construction activities are inherently noisy which cannot be avoided.

Properties near the construction site can expect to hear:

  • excavation (activity involving the removal of existing surfaces such as rock, soil, pavement, and other substances from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity)
  • movements of heavy vehicles,
  • loading, unloading or moving equipment and construction materials,
  • works will be monitored to ensure compliance with Project Approval Conditions.


Phone: 1800 732 761

Email: inlandrailnsw@artc.com.au

Post: Inland Rail, GPO Box 14, Sydney NSW 2001

Work zones in Daroobalgie displayed in orange

Construction map for Daroobalgie out of hours track drainage replacement works