This 39km section of Inland Rail creates a new direct route from east of Illabo tracking north to Stockinbingal in New South Wales.
The route will bypass the townships of Cootamundra and Bethungra and the winding, steep section of track known as the Bethungra Spiral on the Main South line—opening up a more efficient way to transport freight through the area. A two-kilometre wide study area has been identified and approved by the Australian Government. This project is currently in the approvals stage.
Building a new track to bypass local townships and steep, winding track
We have developed interactive consultation and noise maps for the project.
Please note that the consultation map is closed for comment during the Illabo to Stockinbingal EIS public exhibition (14 September 2022 to 26 October 2022).
The noise map shows the noise levels predicted from the railway operations in 2026.
November 28, 2023
Inland Rail Illabo to Stockinbingal Response to Submissions Report now available
Community members have an opportunity to gain further insight into the Illabo to Stockinbingal section of Inland Rail with important information on the project now available to view on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Major Projects website.
September 22, 2023
Inland Rail contractors win major industry awards
The Inland Rail project has won three major awards at the Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Innovation (EISSI) in Sydney, with our surveying contractors, Monteath & Powys, winning two awards for their work on the Inland Rail project and Casey Surveying and Design also taking out an award.