October 2020 project update for Stockinbingal to Parkes
Inland Rail has appointed engineering consultancy WSP Australia to deliver the reference and detailed design and accompanying approvals documentation for the Stockinbingal to Parkes project.
The environmental assessment for the Stockinbingal to Parkes project is via four Review of Environmental Factors (REFs). A REF describes the existing environment, identifies environmental impacts of the proposed works and defines appropriate mitigation measures to manage those impacts.
Later this year, we will begin community consultation to provide a project update, seek feedback on the proposed design and outline opportunities for business and industry to get involved in the project.
Procurement of construction contractors will follow completion of reference design and planning approvals. We expect to tender for first packages of work for the Stockinbingal to Parkes project in late 2021.
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.