Our flood consultation will follow a two-step process.
In coming weeks, we will meet with landowners and other stakeholders to ensure the information we have is accurate. This will include using marked up individual landowner maps to refine the flood model, where necessary.
We will also review water flows and section flooding on land, as well as gather information from historic flood markers and photos.
Information gathered from this will feed into the Environmental Impact Statement.
Early next year we will seek community feedback on our updated design with overlaid flood modelling showing potential impacts.
Landowner feedback regarding private access requirements will also be gathered to inform the project’s reference design.
The project team recently went out to the community to share a preferred refined design. This included a range of options and opportunities primarily inside the 250m wide focused area of investigation (FAI). Some opportunities no further than approximately 200m outside the FAI have also been identified.
The design refinement recommends:
- A public level crossing at the Ironbong Road road-rail interface. This reduces the size of the required rail embankment on either side of the road, which decreases earthworks.
- The rail goes over the road at Dirnaseer Road and Old Cootamundra Road to better suit the terrain and improve efficiencies
- Shifting the alignment at Burley Griffin Way about 300m to the east at Stockinbingal township, avoiding a large cutting through the hill.
December 2, 2020
Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour
Horse riders with a disability will enjoy a better riding experience at Seymour’s Kings Park, thanks to a new tow-and-collect machine purchased by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Seymour with support from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
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.