We are committed to ensuring local communities between Parkes and Narromine benefit from the construction and operation of Inland Rail.

We closely monitor employment and industry participation to make sure local communities are benefitting from the opportunities available.

Local jobs

Locals in the Parkes to Narromine area are already benefitting from Inland Rail. Since December 2018, the project has employed:

  • 1862 people in total, of whom 302 are First Nations people
  • 762 local residents, of whom 197 are First Nations people
  • 938 people in a sustainable role*
  • 72 women
  • 303 tradespeople.

*Employed for 26 weeks or more for a minimum of 15 hours a week

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Business opportunities

We are committed to supporting local businesses and suppliers. To date, 99 local businesses have supplied to the project already, including nine First Nations businesses, with a total spend of:

  • $109.7 million with local businesses
  • $14.1 million with First Nations businesses.

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Parkes to Narromine community benefits snapshot August 2020

Infographic summarising benefits of the Parkes to Narromine project for the local community from December 2018 to August 2020.

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