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 reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for this project.
Building a new track to bypass local townships and steep, winding track
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.
July 30, 2021
Meet the team – Joel Johnston
Joel Johnston recently joined the team as Social Performance Advisor for the three projects in southern NSW.
June 10, 2021
Take a digital ride on the proposed Illabo to Stockinbingal route
Get a birds-eye view of the Illabo to Stockinbingal project, as of June 2021.
May 25, 2021
Illabo to Stockinbingal project update May 2021
We have finalised the project’s reference design and a preferred alignment has been determined. This follows extensive design review, consultation with landowners and key stakeholders, and additional assessments including a constructability assessment, ecological and cultural heritage field investigations, and survey works.