Narromine to Narrabri planning approval documents
ARTC has received planning approval from the NSW Government for Inland Rail’s Narromine to Narrabri project.
We have developed a range of documents for managing the design and construction of the Narromine to Narrabri project.
Environmental Impact Statement
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Narromine to Narrabri was on public display in late 2021.
During this time the community had the opportunity to make a submission about the project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) as part of its assessment of the project.
State planning approval
The Narromine to Narrabri project was approved by DPE on 20 February 2023. The following documents support the state planning approval.
- Inland Rail – Narromine to Narrabri | Planning Portal – Department of Planning and Environment
- Planning Secretary’s Assessment Report
- Instrument of Approval
- Notice of Decision
- Communication strategy – Narromine to Narrabri – Low impact works
- Approval of Five Clawed Worm Skink Species Management Plan
- Five-clawed Worm Skink Management Plan
- Approval of Plan Strategy or Study – Biodiversity Offset Variation Request
- Unexpected and Incidental Finds Procedure
Federal planning approval
The project has now been referred to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Narwonah Materials Distribution Centre planning approval documents
A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Narwonah Material Distribution Centre was developed to document the likely impacts of the proposal on the environment and detail the safeguards and management measures to be implemented during the project’s detailed design, construction and operation.
It was on public display during May 2022. During this time the community had the opportunity to make a submission about the project to Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) as part of its assessment of the project.
The REF for the Narwonah Material Distribution Centre was approved in June 2022 and construction is now underway.
Narwonah Materials Distribution Centre Review of Environmental Factors
View the full Narwonah Materials Distribution Centre REF documents below.