Consultation

We are committed to working with property owners and stakeholders in communities along the project alignment to receive their feedback as we progress our planning.

To date, our team has spoken with many property owners and community members who may experience impacts associated with Inland Rail. As part of our Social Impact Assessment we are currently undertaking a community survey and will work to interpret the results through the development of our Environmental Impact Statement.

We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential impacts to their properties during construction and once Inland Rail is operational. Our environmental assessments are looking at several factors, including things such as operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.

Once we have collated and analysed the results of our environmental investigations, we will discuss our findings with local communities, including potential impacts and mitigation activities. We’ve received a lot of valuable feedback to date and will continue to gather feedback as part of the project approvals processes.

The Albury to Illabo project scope of works is within the existing rail corridor and we are committed to working with the local community to find solutions to concerns wherever we can.

As a result of community consultation, we are working to minimise the impacts of design on heritage sites and structures including the Albury Rail Station precinct and Mother’s Bridge (Wagga Wagga Station footbridge). In addition, we are addressing disability access needs on the Albury Station footbridge. We continue to provide updates and seek feedback from the community as we progress planning.

 

Consultation events

 

There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Consultations will be carried out within the health and communication guidelines in place in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as we are adapting our engagement practices to protect the health of the local community and our team.

Wagga Wagga finalised reference design

Inland Rail has finalised the reference design for the Wagga Wagga enhancement works on the Albury to Illabo project.

These designs are supported by the technical and environmental investigations undertaken and incorporates the feedback key stakeholders and community members have shared.

This animation provides you a view of the key sites, including bridge modifications and replacements, track lowering and track slews from Wagga Wagga to Bomen.

Junee finalised reference design

Inland Rail has finalised the reference design for the Junee enhancement works on the Albury to Illabo project.

These designs are supported by the technical and environmental investigations undertaken and incorporates the feedback key stakeholders and community members have shared.

This animation provides you a view of the key sites, including proposed bridge modifications, removal and replacement, and the track slews from Junee to Illabo.

The reference design may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals or during detailed design.

Latest community information session

Thank you for joining us for the 7 October Albury to Illabo online community information session.

In case you missed it, please take a look at our presentation, which includes the proposed finalised reference design.

View the presentation

 

Visualisation showing proposed design for Edmondson Street Bridge at Wagga Wagga

Leave your feedback on the interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

Have your say

Your consultative committee

A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has been established for local communities in the Albury to Illabo area. This CCC provides a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.

Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.

Albury to Illabo CCC   Learn more about CCCs

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