Works and planning
Choosing the route for the 306km Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail has involved years of investigations and close consultation with communities and stakeholders.
A focused area of investigation has been identified for the Narromine to Narrabri section and been refined to a proposed rail corridor that is approximately 40 to 60m wide.
Preferred Southern Civil Works Program proponents awarded
In late 2021, we appointed the ACCIONA and CPB Contractors Joint Venture (ACACPB JV) as the preferred proponent for the Southern Civil Works Program.
This section of Inland Rail involves construction of approximately 306km of new single track. The line extends from Narromine to Narrabri in north west New South Wales and is the longest section of Inland Rail.
ACACPB JV was selected following rigorous evaluation and demonstrated their capability to deliver the right technical solution while also providing significant lasting benefits for local communities along the alignment.
We’re committed to ensuring the design of Inland Rail meets the highest environmental, safety and community standards in line with State and Australian government approval processes.
While appointing a preferred proponent prior to receiving planning approvals is common practice, major construction will not start until statutory approvals have been received.
Appointing a preferred proponent gives local businesses and regional communities the confidence to get ‘Inland Rail-ready’ now.
Get a bird’s-eye view of part of the Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail.
The four Narromine to Narrabri fly-through videos include the proposed rail alignment, bridges, cuttings and embankments, and public crossings.
Please note that the reference design may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals, or during the detailed design phase.
Details on fencing, maintenance access roads or potential changes to level crossings are not included in the fly-through videos.
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #1
Narwonah Siding Road, Narromine to Bardens Road, Curban
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #2
Bardens Road, Curban to Manai Road, Baradine
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #3
Manai Road, Baradine to Dog Proof Fence Road, The Pilliga
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #4
Dog Proof Fence Road, The Pilliga to Newell Highway, Narrabri
Check out some visualisations of the Narromine to Narrabri alignment.
These images are illustrative and not to scale. They are based on the reference design and may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals or during the detailed design stage of the project.
Macquarie River, Narromine
View looking west.
The Island Road, Narrabri
View looking north-east over The Island Road and Narrabri Creek.
Pilliga Forest, Baradine
View looking north over the forest and Cumbil Road.
Kamilaroi Highway, Narrabri
View looking South East over the Kamilaroi Highway, Narrabri.
Narromine to Narrabri Options Report
This Options Report summarises the process, inputs and decisions made by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to assess alternative options and identify the Study Area for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail (Inland Rail) between Narromine and Narrabri.
April 28, 2022
Slashing tracks with Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club
The Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club are the proud new owners of a Howard slasher thanks to support from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
April 28, 2022
North Star to Gowrie Major Survey Control works reach key milestone
Our ground survey teams have reached a key milestone, establishing the position and heights of the new rail line between North Star in New South Wales and Gowrie in Queensland, including the Macintyre River crossing.