Parkes to Narromine project community benefits

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We are committed to ensuring local and regional communities benefit from the construction and operation of Inland Rail.

To help us achieve this, Inland Rail monitors employment, industry participation, community wellbeing, accommodation and community engagement.

The statistics below demonstrate the positive impact Inland Rail is having on the region.

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Employment on the Parkes to Narromine project*

  • 1743 people in total
  • 676 local residents
  • 290 Indigenous people
  • 165 local Indigenous people
  • 736 people employed in a sustainable role**
  • 63 women
  • 270 tradespeople.

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Spending with local businesses on the Parkes to Narromine project*

  • 98 local businesses, with a total spend of $94.5 million
  • 9 Indigenous businesses, with a total spend of $11.9 million.


* December 2018 to April 2020
** employed for 26 weeks or more for a minimum of 15 hours a week


We are committed to ensuring local and regional communities benefit from the construction and operation of Inland Rail.

To help us achieve this, Inland Rail monitors employment, industry participation, community wellbeing, accommodation and community engagement.

The statistics below demonstrate the positive impact Inland Rail is having on the region.

Construction worker icon

Employment on the Parkes to Narromine project*

  • 1743 people in total
  • 676 local residents
  • 290 Indigenous people
  • 165 local Indigenous people
  • 736 people employed in a sustainable role**
  • 63 women
  • 270 tradespeople.

Construction icon

Spending with local businesses on the Parkes to Narromine project*

  • 98 local businesses, with a total spend of $94.5 million
  • 9 Indigenous businesses, with a total spend of $11.9 million.


* December 2018 to April 2020
** employed for 26 weeks or more for a minimum of 15 hours a week