Inland Rail collects major sustainability award for Stockinbingal to Parkes design
Inland Rail has officially received its award from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (IS Council) for the ‘Excellent’ Design rating for the Inland Rail Stockinbingal to Parkes project at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Annual Conference Certification Dinner in Melbourne.
The IS Council gave the award to Inland Rail for the Stockinbingal to Parkes project, that is expected to begin construction later this month, for the economic, social, and environmental performance of the Stockinbingal to Parkes design which the IS Council said delivers best-practice sustainability outcomes.
The Stockinbingal to Parkes project involves modifying specific sites along the existing rail corridor to accommodate double-stacked freight trains.
Works included within the IS rating are:
- Increasing vertical clearance under the Wyndham Avenue Road Bridge in Forbes.
- Building a new crossing loop north of the Daroobalgie Road level crossing.
The IS rating provides a comprehensive system for evaluating sustainability across the design and construction of Inland Rail, providing an independent assessment that rewards beyond business-as-usual outcomes.
Other Inland Rail projects which have received recognition are the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project, awarded an ‘Excellent’ Design rating, and the Parkes to Narromine project, the first section of Inland Rail to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ As Built rating.
Melvyn Maylin, Inland Rail Director Program Delivery, Albury to Parkes, said:
‘The Inland Rail team is committed to delivering best-practice sustainability outcomes, so it is fantastic to see the Stockinbingal to Parkes project officially receive the ‘Excellent’ Design rating, demonstrating the program’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, innovation, and industry leadership.”
IMAGE: Inland Rail sustainability team members (left to right) Liam West, Meghan Cowling, Andrew Aitken & Sarah Connelly pictured with the IS Council award at the Annual Conference Certification Dinner in Melbourne.
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