We are committed to working with property owners and stakeholders in communities along the project alignment to receive their feedback as we progress our planning.

To date, our team has spoken with many property owners and community members who may experience impacts associated with Inland Rail. We’ve also undertaken a community survey and workshops as part of our Social Impact Assessment and are working to interpret the results through the development of our Review of Environmental Factors.

We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential impacts to their properties during construction and once Inland Rail is operational.

Our environmental assessments are looking at several factors, including operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.

In June 2021 we shared our findings and proposed mitigations with the Forbes community along with the detailed designs for the crossing loop at Daroobalgie and the track lowering at Wyndham Avenue bridge. We will be discussing potential impacts and proposed mitigations of our reference design sites in July 2021.

We’ve received a lot of valuable feedback to date and will continue to gather feedback as part of the project approvals processes.

The Stockinbingal to Parkes project scope of works is within the existing rail corridor and we are committed to working with the local community to find solutions to concerns wherever we can. As a result of community consultation, we have been able to identify the Daroobalgie Road level crossing for upgrade to active and put provisions in place to mitigate associated noise. In addition, we have addressed flooding concerns from neighbouring properties through the installation of new culverts.

Through community consultation we have minimised the impacts of design on heritage sites and structures including Forbes Rail Station, Lachlan River road bridge and the Milvale water tank and continue to provide updates as we progress planning.


Consultation events


There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Forbes Rotary Market

Recently we visited the Forbes community to share an update on the project and seek feedback on our detailed designs progressing for lowering the track at Wyndham Avenue bridge and constructing the crossing loop at Daroobalgie.

Hear what some of the community have to say about Inland Rail coming to Forbes.

Drop-in sessions presentation

Thank you to those who attended our recent drop-in sessions.

For those who missed seeing us, or for anyone who are keen to take another look at what we shared, please watch the recording of the presentation linked below.

Please post any questions you may have to the Stockinbingal to Parkes interactive map.

Watch the presentation

Aerial view of Lake Forbes Rail Bridge, New South Wales.

Leave your feedback on the interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.


S2P Social Pinpoint Map

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