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.

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 and addressing community needs. Some of the changes incorporated into the finalised reference design include:

  • the new footbridge at Albury Station is designed to meet disability access needs at both ends as requested by Albury City Council
  • the Albury yard a loop line will be relocated behind the signal box to respect heritage values and create horizontal clearance
  • the Culcairn footbridge will be removed to allow for double-stacked freight trains and the bridge deck will be gifted to the community
  • the replacement Cassidy footbridge is designed to be disability access compliant. We are working with Wagga Wagga City Council to incorporate the city’s planned active travel path
  • we will replace the Edmondson Street bridge to allow for double-stacked freight trains, but it is designed to have fenced footpaths on both sides to provide safe pedestrian access for local schools and the community
  • the replacement Mother’s Bridge footbridge will be disability access compliant with respect to the heritage significance of the station precinct
  • Kemp Street bridge has been designed to include an extra-wide 3m pedestrian path on the northern side.

 

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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