We are supporting people and businesses in the Albury to Illabo area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.
Supply and subcontract opportunities
In July 2023, we awarded Martinus Rail a $403.5m contract to design and construct enhancement works on the Stockinbingal to Parkes and Albury to Illabo sections of Inland Rail.
We are prioritising these works for completion by 2027.
Register interest in supplying to the project
Our construction contractor for the Stockinbingal to Parkes and Illabo to Albury sections, Martinus Rail are seeking registrations of interest from capable and competitive suppliers and subcontractors to supply to the project.
They are committed to creating sustainable economic development and employment opportunities for local and First Nations businesses and individuals. Martinus Rail will provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for capable and competitive local and First Nations businesses and social enterprises to compete for work or participate in supply chains associated with Inland Rail.
Visit ICN Gateway to view a list of open supply opportunities and register interest in supplying to the project.
Note, major construction on the Albury to Illabo section will not start until all required environmental approvals are achieved.
Meet the shortlisted contractor events
Inland Rail and the shortlisted contractors for the design and construction of the Albury to Parkes enhancement projects held events in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Forbes in late July.
The events provided local businesses and organisations an opportunity to meet the shortlisted contractors and learn about upcoming opportunities.
Watch the event video to hear from some of the attendees and download the event presentation.
Wagga Wagga logistics business Murrumbidgee Grain Services can pack and ship out up to 50,000 tonnes of grain and 80,000 bails of cotton in a year, and the use of double-stacked containers on Inland Rail provides an attractive alternative to get more product to ports faster for their exporting clients.
The Riverina in southwest NSW owns the title of Australia’s food bowl producing fruit, vegetables, almonds, rice, olives and canola oil.
Riverina Oils is located on the doorstep of the Inland Rail alignment and Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics hub (RIFL) and stands to reap the opportunities associated with improved freight infrastructure.
It’s at times like these you realise how important your community really is. We spent time in one of our communities, the beautiful town of Junee in southern NSW.
A tight-knit town with a proud rail history… but we’ll let the locals tell you all about it!
Find out how Inland Rail is giving regions a boost and more.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course. We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.
First Nations peoples and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
Sponsorship of community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include purchasing community items, such as:
- donation to support the new Wagga Menshed building
- funding new audio equipment for Junee RSL Sub-Branch
- club training shirts for all Albury Cricket Club juniors.
November 30, 2023
Riverina locals ready for rail industry
Eight community members in Wagga Wagga including seven First Nations participants have successfully upskilled in their next phase of workplace training, by completing a three day ‘Rail Industry Readiness’ course run by First Nations Registered Training Organisation Yakka Training and the Inland Rail Skills Academy.
November 29, 2023
Inland Rail thanks Albury to Illabo locals for attending drop-in sessions
Inland Rail has wrapped up its public drop-in sessions responding to the Preferred Infrastructure Report for the Albury to Illabo section of the project with a very well attended drop-in session in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday, with well over one hundred locals attending the session at the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds.
November 22, 2023
Media statement: Inland Rail announces details for re-scheduled Wagga Wagga drop-in session
Inland Rail advises that the re-scheduled drop-in session on the Albury to Illabo Preferred Infrastructure Report will be held on Tuesday 28th November between 3PM and 7PM AEDT at the Kyeamba Smith Hall, Wagga Wagga Showgrounds.