Sustainability in focus
Sustainability is at the forefront of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project, and our construction contractor Trans4m Rail is committed to working smarter to protect the environment and leave a positive legacy for the local community.
We have optimised our design to reduce consumption of water, fuel, greenhouse gas emissions, impact on local roads, and overall time spent on the project.
The original design suggested a ground-level laydown area supporting works between Penney’s Road and South Moree. After collaborating with Trans4m’s construction crew prior to commencing earthworks, we raised the laydown area design by 200mm, reducing the need for excavation and strategically diverting storm water from flowing onto the laydown area.
We have already saved:
- 5,000m3 of soil cut
- 10,000m3 of soil movement
- 828,000 litres of construction water
- 2.4km of travel associated with finding a water source closer to the site.
We will continue to look for innovative opportunities to implement water and resource saving initiatives, striving to make works on the N2NS Phase 1 project as sustainable as we can.
April 9, 2021
Thanks for your feedback on our draft UDF
We ran a series of information sessions in March across our North East communities to take locals through our draft Urban Design Framework and get their feedback.
April 9, 2021
Doing business with Inland Rail
We’re working with ICN Victoria to present a two-part webinar series to help local businesses access major project opportunities, like the Inland Rail Tottenham to Albury project.