Recycling sleepers

On the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project alone, we will remove more than 70,000 timber sleepers from the track, and we are investigating ways that these can be reused by the community and across the country.

Construction workers laying track

If possible, we will preserve the sleepers that are in good condition and offer these for collection by the local community. The sleepers that are not in good enough condition to be reused, will either be mulched and spread across the construction zone to encourage revegetation or disposed of at a licenced landfill due to contamination.

Additionally, roughly 230,000 steel and 750 concrete sleepers will be reused by ARTC throughout their wider freight network along with all sleeper jewellery, anchors and plates.

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