Works and planning
Works in the Illabo to Stockinbingal project area will include constructing 37km of new rail track in the Junee and Cootamundra regions of New South Wales.
Some of the work completed so far includes:
- meeting and working with landowners, stakeholders and community members to get a clear understanding of local needs and opportunities
- hosting project information sessions for the local community and stakeholders
- collaborating with councils to better understand local issues such as flooding, roads and traffic movements
- completing preliminary field studies including flood, hydrology, ecology and geotechnical studies
- carrying out a Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) to narrow down the study area from a two- kilometre-wide zone to a 200-400-metre-wide study area, called the Focused Area of Investigation (FAI)
- undertaking a value engineering exercise which seeks to improve value for money without unacceptably compromising service levels, environmental impacts, stakeholder or other impacts.
These activities are assisting us finalise the rail corridor design as we complete the reference design stage of this project.
Watch a fly-through of the project
Get a birds-eye view of the Illabo to Stockinbingal project, as of July 2019. The fly-through is for illustration purposes and for discussion during community consultations and subject to change.
December 1, 2020
Project update on Illabo to Stockinbingal floodplain modelling
We are committed to minimising the impact of construction and operational activities on the communities in which we operate. Landowner and stakeholder input and consultation on existing flood conditions and potential impacts has been and will continue to be incorporated into the design of Inland Rail.
October 23, 2020
Inland Rail Scholarships supporting aspiring local students
The Inland Rail Scholarships program offers undergraduate degree students living near the Inland Rail alignment financial assistance of $5,000 per year of study. Applications are now open for students studying at Charles Sturt University in 2021.