Visit Inland Rail at local agricultural shows

Local residents and businesses will be able to find out all they need to know about the Inland Rail project by catching up with the Inland Rail teams attending any of the five upcoming agricultural shows and market days in southern New South Wales.

Forbes railway station, New South Wales

In the coming months Inland Rail staff will be out and about from Henty to Forbes and will be available to answer any queries about upcoming projects in local communities on the Albury to Parkes sections of the project.

Inland Rail Information stands will be on display at the following locations:

  • Forbes Rotary Market Day: August 12, 2023
  • Grenfell Show: September 1 and 2, 2023
  • Forbes Show: September 8 and 9, 2023
  • Henty Machinery Field Days: September 19 – 21, 2023
  • Bribbaree Show: September 30, 2023

The Australian Government is taking a staged approach to delivering Inland Rail, with construction between Beveridge in Victoria and Parkes in New South Wales prioritised for completion by 2027.

Martinus Rail has been awarded a $403.5 million contract to design and construct enhancement works on the Stockinbingal to Parkes (S2P) and Albury to Illabo (A2I) sections of Inland Rail. The Illabo to Stockinbingal (I2S) section is currently progressing through environmental approvals.

Melvyn Maylin, Inland Rail Director of Program Delivery for Albury to Parkes, said:

‘These show day stands are a chance for local community members to meet members of our Stakeholder Engagement teams and other Inland Rail staff to talk about the project and upcoming opportunities to be involved with Inland Rail.

‘We are prioritising the delivery of Inland Rail between Beveridge in Victoria through to Parkes and Narromine in NSW to be completed in 2027. The delivery of these sections will enable Inland Rail to connect to existing rail networks between Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and the Illawarra via Parkes and Narromine.

‘We encourage community members to drop by and ask any questions they have about the project. Many of our staff on these stalls also live in these communities and would love to have a chat.’

Check our events page for further updates.