Planning approval documents
ARTC has received planning approval from the Australian and NSW Governments for Inland Rail’s Parkes to Narromine project. We have developed a range of documents for managing the design and construction of the Parkes to Narromine project.
Environmental Impact Statement
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine project was on public display from 19 July 2017 to 18 August 2017. 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.
EIS addendum and amendments
The addendum contains vegetation mapping amendments.
- Addendum to Biodiversity Report – Vegetation Mapping and Temporary Impacts, Prepared by Umwelt, April 2018
Federal planning approval
The Parkes to Narromine project was approved by the Department of Environment and Energy on 31 August 2018 under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Parkes to Narromine decision on approval of action: Approved with conditions
State planning approval
The Parkes to Narromine project was approved by the NSW DP&E on 7 June 2018. The following documents support the state planning approval.
- State Significant Infrastructure Application Supporting Document
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirement
- Response to Submissions Report
- Critical State Significant Infrastructure: Conditions of Approval
- Addendum to Biodiversity Report – Vegetation Mapping and Temporary Impacts
Environment Protection Licence
- Environment Protection Licence issued to INLink (BMD Constructions) by the NSW Environment Protection Authority
- Environment Protection Licence issued to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) by the NSW Environment Protection Authority
Audit program and reports
This document outlines the audit requirements regarding the terms of the project approval and frequency of audits planned during construction for the first two years of operation.
Inland Rail is committed to working sustainably on all projects along the alignment, as outlined in the Environment and Sustainability Policy. As such, we require our contractors to make the same commitment.
- Public Level Crossing Treatment Report
- Private Level Crossing Treatment Report: Letter of Submission
The Parkes to Narromine Private Level Crossing Treatment Report was submitted to the DP&E in February 2019. The confidential content of this report prevents publication on the website.
Appendix A: Hydrology/Hydraulics Model Layout and Catchment Maps
Appendix B: Existing Conditions Flood Maps
- B1 – Existing Flood Depth 39% AEP
- B2 – Existing Flood Depth 10% AEP
- B3 – Existing Flood Depth 1% AEP
- B4 – Existing Flood Velocity 39% AEP
- B5 – Existing Flood Velocity 10% AEP
- B6 – Existing Flood Velocity 1% AEP
- B7 – Existing Flood Duration 39% AEP
- B8 – Existing Flood Duration 10% AEP
- B9 – Existing Flood Duration 1% AEP
Appendix C: Design Conditions Flood Maps
- C1 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 39% AEP
- C2 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 10% AEP
- C3 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 1% AEP
- C4 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 1% AEP with climate change
- C5 – Flood Velocity Change 39% AEP
- C6 – Flood Velocity Change 10% AEP
- C7 – Flood Velocity Change 1% AEP
- C8 – Flood Velocity Change 1% AEP with climate change
- C9 – Flood Duration Change 39% AEP
- C10 – Flood Duration Change 10% AEP
- C11 – Flood Duration Change 1% AEP
- C12 – Flood Duration Change 1% AEP with climate change
Appendix D: Flood Impact Tables
- Not required
Appendix E: Hydraulic Structure Blockage Methodology and Results
Appendix F: Rail Formation Flood Immunity Non-Compliance Memos
Appendix G: Rail Sub-Catchment Design Flow Information
Appendix H: Results of Trials of Flooding MCA Stage 2 Concept Drainage Sizing
- Not required
Appendix I: Hydrological Model Catchment Parameters
Appendix J: Design Culvert Table
Appendix K: Quality Assurance Records
Appendix A: Existing Conditions Flood Maps
- A1 – Existing Flood Depth 18% AEP
- A2 – Existing Flood Depth 5% AEP
- A3 – Existing Flood Depth 2% AEP
- A4 – Existing Flood Depth 0.05% AEP
- A5 – Existing Flood Velocity 18% AEP
- A6 – Existing Flood Velocity 5% AEP
- A7 – Existing Flood Velocity 2% AEP
- A8 – Existing Flood Velocity 0.05% AEP
- A9 – Existing Flood Duration 18% AEP
- A10 – Existing Flood Duration 5% AEP
- A11 – Existing Flood Duration 2% AEP
- A12 – Existing Flood Duration 0.05% AEP
Appendix B: Design Conditions Flood Maps
- B1 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 18% AEP
- B2 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 5% AEP
- B3 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 2% AEP
- B4 – Flood Level Change (Afflux) 0.05% AEP
- B5 – Flood Velocity Change 18% AEP
- B6 – Flood Velocity Change 5% AEP
- B7 – Flood Velocity Change 2% AEP
- B8 – Flood Velocity Change 0.05% AEP
- B9 – Flood Duration Change 18% AEP
- B10 – Flood Duration Change 5% AEP
- B11 – Flood Duration Change 2% AEP
- B12 – Flood Duration Change 0.05% AEP
Spatial Methodology for Assessing Flood Magnitudes
The below document provides the spatial methodology for assessing flood magnitudes in accordance with Condition E24 of the Parkes to Narromine Conditions of Approval.
Communication Strategy and Complaint Management Process
This document outlines our approach to working with the community and how we will manage and respond to any enquiries or complaints that we receive, as we build the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail.
Site Establishment Management Plan
This document explains how we set up major construction support facilities in preparation for construction.
Construction Environmental Management Plan
The Construction Environmental Management Plan and sub-plans describes how construction activities will be managed to minimise any impacts to the surrounding environment and community.
Describes how we will manage and control potential traffic impacts on public road users during construction.
Describes how potential construction impacts on ecology will be managed, and outlines the controls and procedures that will be implemented during construction.
Describes how potential construction impacts on hydrology and flooding will be managed.
Describes procedures for the management of hazardous and contaminated materials, if encountered during construction activities.
Explains how we monitor and manage potential construction noise and vibration caused by our work.
- Soil and Water Management Plan, Primary Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and Progressive Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Explains how we will manage water quality during construction.
Describes how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage will be protected and managed during construction.
Describes how we will manage potential impacts to air quality as part of our work.
Operations: North West Connection
The following documents relate to the operational stage of the North West Connection.
Operations: Parkes to Narromine
The documents below relate to the operational stage of the entire Parkes to Narromine project.
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.
December 14, 2022
Mental health support funded by Inland Rail
Inland Rail is committed to supporting the wellbeing of the communities we operate in by partnering with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) along the alignment who deliver free and independent mental health services.