Due to its scale and complexity, the Narrabri to North Star project is broken into two phases to enable first phase of construction to begin while planning and environmental approvals are gained for the second phase.
Phase 1: Narrabri North to North Star
Phase 1 includes upgrading 171km of track along the existing rail corridor.
Trans4m Rail, a joint venture between contractors John Holland and SEE Civil, was announced in November 2020 as the principal contractor for Phase 1 works.
Phase 2: Moree to Camurra
The Phase 2 section includes upgrading approximately 13km of track from Alice Street, Moree across the Mehi-Gwydir floodplain to the eastern side of the Moree Gun Club.
It also includes approximately 2km of new track at Camurra, north of Moree.