Inland Rail construction continues under safe Covid-19 work practices
“ARTC has developed a construction schedule allowing works on the Narrabri North to Moree section to be undertaken minimising impact on key harvest and offtake periods as much as possible,” Mrs Parry said. “We are continuing to work with all stakeholders including grain growers, traders and train operators using the existing network to assess the impact to their operations and appropriate mitigations.”
“Workers involved on Inland Rail construction in Moree are tested on arrival and then regularly throughout their time at the workers’ accommodation and we are meeting all NSW Government guidelines to ensure our workers and the community are protected.”
- Minimising non-essential travel of our staff
- Workers on leave must observe border directions and not visit any hot spot zones if staying in NSW
- Workers who return to hot spots must stay in those areas until restrictions are lifted and follow the ‘stay at home’ orders issued by NSW Health
- Where travel is essential, workers are encouraged to use low-risk options, such as charter flights or private vehicles
- Symptom check of workers before they travel
- Covid test on arrival for shift and regular tests every seven days or more frequently in accordance with applicable Health Department guidelines
- Check-in app in use at each office and on site to enable detailed contact tracing if required
- Workers encouraged to access vaccinations with leave approved to attend appointments and to recover from any side effects
- Symptom check of workers before each shift
- Ensuring social distancing and good hygiene practices
- Reducing the size of groups working and rearranging facilities to meet social distancing requirements
- Increasing the cleaning and disinfection of our offices and facilities
- Implementing a COVID Safety Management Plan in the Moree Accommodation facility
- Restricting the number of staff who can travel in a vehicle together.
September 24, 2021
Euroa draft design advertorial
In Euroa, there is not enough clearance under the Anderson Street bridge for double-stacked freight trains. We’ve incorporated feedback so far to develop draft design options showing what a new bridge or vehicle underpass could look like to replace the existing Anderson Street bridge.
September 24, 2021
Benalla draft design advertorial
We understand there is strong support to realign the track in Benalla. That’s why we’ve developed a draft design on what that might look like for the Benalla Station Precinct to compare with the design option for a new bridge.
September 21, 2021
ARTC to unite New South Wales and Queensland through Inland Rail border project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has harnessed the skills of multi-national construction firm Laing O’Rourke for the delivery of civil works for Inland Rail sections in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland.