Works and planning for Phase 2: Moree to Camurra
Phase 2 of Narrabri to North Star involves upgrading approximately 13km of track and building approximately 2km of new track across the Mehi-Gwydir floodplain at Camurra, north of Moree.
We are currently conducting environmental assessments and technical investigations in conjunction with extensive consultation with landholders, local councils, and industry groups. Engineering design consultants WSP Australia and Mott MacDonald Australia are developing the Environmental Impact Statement for this phase.
Works in Phase 2 include:
- revising the position of the railway corridor to provide the maximum operational efficiency. This includes bypassing the current hairpin turn at Camurra
- raising railway heights to achieve improved flood immunity and enhance operational capability
- replacing and realigning existing bridges over the Mehi and Gwydir rivers
- upgrading cross drainage and associated flood management works
- modifying, closing or replacing level crossings to improve safety, integrate with the revised railway alignment and maintain property access
- replacing or upgrading of utilities, infrastructure and fencing affected by the track upgrade.
Phase 2 works will link to Phase 1 construction and the Mungindi line that branches off at Camurra.
Watch a fly-through of Phase 2
Get a birds-eye view of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 project. This video shows the alignment as of February 2022. The fly-through video is for illustration purposes and for discussion and community consultation.
May 26, 2022
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 construction update May 2022
Track strip in stage 1 of the project is nearing completion. Major earthworks north of Camurra through to North Star are practically complete, allowing the team to install the new track.
May 26, 2022
A big clap for Moree SAP!
In 2019, the NSW Government announced Moree as a location for a Special Activation Precinct and in March this year the Moree precinct master plan was finalised and $194M of funding confirmed.
May 17, 2022
Inland Rail boosts mobile phone coverage in Northern NSW
‘Can you hear me?’. It’s a familiar call amongst communities along the Narrabri to North Star section of the Inland Rail alignment, but one that will soon be met with a resounding ‘Yes I can!’ as mobile coverage in the area is improved.