We are supporting people and businesses in the Narromine to Narrabri area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.
Sponsoring community organisations
We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.
We offer four open rounds of funding each year.
Initiatives we have funded include essential community items, such as:
- small business workshops
- youth programs
- community group initiatives
- water tanks
- equipment for community events
- local sporting events.
Scholarships for local university students
The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.
We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields.
Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.
First Nations peoples and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.
Kickstart your career in the rail industry
The Instruction Company in partnership with Inland Rail Skills Academy is running a Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure in Narrabri starting 30 January 2023. This training is fully funded for eligible participants.
This course is designed to allow you to work as a rail labourer in the rail corridor conducting track work / rail labourer tasks and activities under the supervision of a Work Track Maintainer. It will also allow you to work as a track maintainer.
Call 1300 722 104 or visit ticrail.com.au for more information.
In 2023 ARTC and the Inland Rail Skills Academy will continue to work with TAFE NSW to offer in-demand qualifications to build skills and knowledge in the construction and infrastructure industry. Courses available include Certificate II in Construction, Certificate II in Conservation Ecosystem Land Management, Statement of Attainment in Enter and Work in Confined Spaces and Working Safely at Heights and Statement of Attainment in Restricted Scaffolding.
Courses will kick off in February 2023 in Narrabri, Gilgandra and Narromine. Call 131 601 or click here to register your interest.
Inland Rail engages with Chambers of Commerce and their members to facilitate business and employment opportunities with our construction contractors which can stimulate regional growth.
By supporting regular business events and through representation, we are helping to connect regional businesses so they can network and capitalise on new opportunities as they arise.
If you’re new to the region and are interested in finding out more about how your local Chamber of Commerce can support you, we can help.
Speak to one of our friendly Stakeholder Engagement team members to find out about the Chamber of Commerce closest to you.
November 9, 2023
Inland Rail activates new mobile base stations
Inland Rail has officially turned on two new mobile base stations in Mount Tenandra, sixty kilometres west of Coonabarabran and Kickabil, forty kilometres north of Narromine, in central west New South Wales.
September 29, 2023
New mobile towers boost reception for two local communities
Two new mobile network towers are bringing better coverage and more reliable service to communities in the Narromine and Warrumbungle shires.
June 28, 2023
Tooraweenah aviation event soars with Inland Rail support
More than 500 aviation enthusiasts flocked to Tooraweenah Aerodrome in May for the inaugural ‘Winging it Down the Castlereagh’ event organised by the Arthur Butler Aviation Museum. The occasion saw pilots test their flying skills and event goers learn about aviation’s important contribution to the region.