We are supporting people and businesses in the Beveridge to Albury area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.
We closely monitor employment and industry participation to make sure local communities are benefitting from the opportunities available.
Locals in the Beveridge to Albury area are already benefitting from Inland Rail. Between October 2022 and September 2023, the project has employed:
- 595 people in total, of whom 11 are Indigenous
- 533 local residents, of whom 9 are local and Indigenous
- 67 women
- 51 people in a sustainable role*
To date, 141 local businesses and 3 First Nations businesses have supplied to the project, with a total spend of:
- $27.7 million with local businesses
- $1.3 million with Indigenous businesses
*Employed for 26 weeks or more for a minimum of 15 hours a week
Beveridge to Albury Tranche 1 community benefits snapshot September 2023
Infographic summarising benefits of the Beveridge to Albury project for the local community from October 2022 to September 2023.
Register interest in supplying to the project
McConnell Dowell 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. McConnell Dowell 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.
Attend a business event
The Inland Rail Skills Academy hosts free events for local businesses to find out how to get “workforce ready” for Inland Rail.
These events provide an overview of the Inland Rail project, a snapshot of the local labour market and information about support available from the Australian Government for businesses that take on apprentices and trainees.
View supplier information session presentations
Potential suppliers, subcontractors and equipment providers attended a series of information sessions for the Beveridge to Albury Tranche 1 works during August and September 2022.
The information sessions encouraged local and First Nations businesses to learn about supply opportunities with McConnell Dowell for work sites at Glenrowan, Wangaratta, Seymour and Barnawartha.
Watch the event video to hear from some of the attendees and download the event presentations.
Sponsorship of community organisations
We are pleased to support eligible local community groups to run events, projects and activities, through our Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Community initiatives we’ve funded include:
- small business workshops for local businesses
- youth programs to teach life and vocational skills as well as health and fitness
- community gardens construction
- NAIDOC Week celebrations
- water tanks installation
- barbeques and portable stages for community events
- local sporting events
Our community partners
Inland Rail engages with Chambers of Commerce and their members to facilitate business and employment opportunities with our construction contractors which can stimulate regional growth.
By supporting regular business events and through representation, we are helping to connect regional businesses so they can network and capitalise on new opportunities as they arise.
If you’re new to the region and are interested in finding out more about how your local Chamber of Commerce can support you, we can help.
Speak to one of our friendly Stakeholder Engagement team members to find out about the Chamber of Commerce closest to you.
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November 6, 2023
Dirt donation provides solid foundation for 4WD training course
Almost 300 truckloads of dirt donated by Inland Rail have been used to improve the advanced four-wheel drive training course at the Wodonga TAFE campus.
October 5, 2023
Inland Rail provides a boost to local business and employment
Victorian regional communities are reaping the benefits of the Inland Rail project with the project’s latest social performance figures indicating locals are winning hundreds of construction jobs and supplier contracts.