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.
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
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.
September 22, 2023
Inland Rail contractors win major industry awards
The Inland Rail project has won three major awards at the Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Innovation (EISSI) in Sydney, with our surveying contractors, Monteath & Powys, winning two awards for their work on the Inland Rail project and Casey Surveying and Design also taking out an award.
August 3, 2023
Responding to your noise and project delivery feedback
Your feedback from our latest May to June community survey indicated communities are keen to know more about how we will manage noise during the operation of Inland Rail, as well as construction timing for each section.
March 14, 2023
ARTC Inland Rail and NSW Farmers Association release information pack for farmers
ARTC Inland Rail and the NSW Farmers’ Association (NSWFA) have worked together to develop a new information pack that acknowledges and addresses issues of concern to property owners in relation to the construction of the Inland Rail program of works.