Construction workers laying track

May 30, 2021

Recycling sleepers

On the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project alone, we will remove more than 70,000 timber sleepers from the track, and we are investigating ways that these can be reused by the community and across the country.

Workers are seen at the construction site of the Inland Rail between Parkes and Narromine, New South Wales.

May 28, 2021

Build your business’s capacity with our new sustainability webinars

The size and scale of Inland Rail means we have an opportunity—and responsibility—to promote strong sustainability practices within industry. The Inland Rail Skills Academy has developed a three-part webinar series to help suppliers build sustainability capacity that aligns with our values.

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May 5, 2021

Business sustainability checklist

A business sustainability checklist that can be used by suppliers to help improve their sustainable business credentials.

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May 5, 2021

Business efficiency checklist

A business efficiency checklist that can be used by suppliers to help improve their sustainable business credentials.

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May 5, 2021

Sustainability action plan template

A sustainability action plan template that can be used by suppliers to help improve their sustainable business credentials.

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May 5, 2021

Sustainability policy template

A Sustainability Policy template that can be used by suppliers to help improve their sustainable business credentials.

Rail track traveling through a grassy area

March 29, 2021

Sustainability in focus

Sustainability is at the forefront of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project, and our construction contractor Trans4m Rail is committed to working smarter to protect the environment and leave a positive legacy for the local community.

Wyndham Avenue bridge at Forbes, NSW

February 10, 2021

Sustainability registration for Stockinbingal to Parkes

Inland Rail’s Stockinbingal to Parkes project has formally registered for an IS (infrastructure sustainability) rating, declaring its commitment to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) standards.

Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) ISCA

November 30, 2020

Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) ISCA “Excellent” IS Design rating certification

Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) project is the first Inland Rail project to be verified for an Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating. The IS rating is a comprehensive system for evaluating sustainability across design, construction and operation phases of infrastructure projects and assets. It is administered by the Infrastructure Council of Australia which is a member based industry association with the purpose of enabling sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) project achieved an ‘excellent’ rating for its design.

Director Engagement Environment & Property Rebecca Pickering holding the 2019-20 Sustainability Report

December 2, 2020

Inland Rail project exceeds targets for sustainable practices

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) exceeded its sustainability targets on the first completed section of the railway project between Parkes and Narromine with the redeployment of more than 98% of the existing steel rail track and recycling nearly 47,000 timber sleepers.

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