Mixing Inland Rail infrastructure and heritage

On the Stockinbingal to Parkes project there are three heritage listed sites: the Lachlan River Railway Bridge, Forbes Railway Station and the Milvale Water Tank. This means they are provided protections under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

Forbes Railway Station

Forbes Railway Station

Inland Rail is engaging technical advisors to inspect and assess these heritage sites and the community also recently had the opportunity to provide feedback to determine their cultural significance. Once the recommended and approved options are finalised, appropriate permits will be sought to carry out any works.

Lachlan River Railway Bridge is a wrought iron steel truss bridge. It features sway bracing, which will impede the passing of double-stacked freight trains. Bridge modification and bridge replacement options are being considered. 

The Forbes Railway Station is a significant civic building. The station awning will impede the passing of double-stacked trains so a partial removal of the awning may be required. Investigations are also underway to trim the platform coping and slew the track. 

The Milvale Water Tank and associated water pump are subject to a detailed survey to determine if the structure can be modified or must be removed to ensure safe passing of double-stacked freight trains.

If you were unable to attend our December information sessions and would like to provide feedback you can visit our Social Pinpoint map. Alternatively, you can call the team on 1800 732 761 or email at inlandrailnsw@artc.com.au to discuss these sites.

Photo caption: The cultural heritage of Forbes Railway Station is being assessed.

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