March 1, 2024
First GrainCorp train to use upgraded line north of Moree
Another major milestone has been reached on the Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail with the first GrainCorp train in more than six years traveling on the track north of Moree, to load canola from the GrainCorp silos in Croppa Creek (around 60km northeast of Moree).
February 20, 2024
Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 PIR Noise Mitigation Options Assessment Report
This report was prepared as a response to the NSW Planning Secretary’s request for a Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR) with a section assessing noise mitigation options. It specifically addresses the following request: "Assess and prepare a report on the effectiveness and feasibility of potential noise mitigation measures including at-source barriers (including noise walls and wheel walls), at-property noise mitigation and other alternative options for residences in Moree bounded by the Gwydir Highway, Newell Highway, Oak Street and River Street."
February 19, 2024
Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 noise mitigation consultation and assessment process
An overview of the consultation and assessment process used when engaging with residents in Moree in February and March 2024 about potential operational noise mitigation options.
February 19, 2024
Narrabri to North Star: Operational noise mitigation fact sheet
An information sheet outlining the approach Inland Rail uses to assess noise impacts and potential mitigation measures. It introduces key concepts and considerations related to noise barriers and at-property treatments.
December 21, 2023
Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 operational noise consultation to start in early 2024
Early in the new year we will be consulting with residents near the rail line in Moree, north of Alice Street, about potential impacts from noise once Inland Rail becomes operational. We want to inform residents about the possible noise levels at their homes and understand their views on noise mitigation options available to them.
December 11, 2023
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project update December 2023
On 27 October 2023, project staff, civic leaders and other key stakeholders came together in Milguy to mark the official completion of major construction on the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 section.
October 31, 2023
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 community benefits snapshot October 2023
Infographic summarising benefits of the Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) project for the local community from September 2020 to October 2023.
December 6, 2023
Important – Fire ant emergency order
In late November, the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the detection of three red imported fire ant nests in South Murwillumbah in north-eastern New South Wales, 13km south of the Queensland border.
November 28, 2023
Sustainability at the forefront of Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project
Inland Rail has salvaged an extraordinary 20,000 tonnes of steel from its recently completed Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project to store for future usage, and is also donating additional steel and other materials to construction projects in New South Wales and Queensland, and to local community groups.
September 29, 2023
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 Independent Environmental Audit: Audit 5 – Construction letter
This letter introduces results of an independent environmental audit 5 conducted of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 Project.