Project Stages

Lachlan River bridge & horizontal clearances works

We carry out various environmental and technical studies and investigations. This stage is also supported by extensive community and stakeholder consultation to listen to and act on landowner feedback and…

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Wyndham Av bridge & Daroobalgie crossing loop works

Once a construction contract is awarded, the construction contractor conducts further environmental and technical investigations to validate and enhance the existing reference design.

Early works, such as establishing construction material…

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The project is made up of four works packages: two of which are in the detailed design stage, and two in reference design stage.

During the reference design stage, our team has undertaken investigations and field studies and consulted with communities and stakeholders to finalise the reference designs for the works required.

Planning approval was granted on 30 November 2021 for the crossing loop at Daroobalgie and track lowering at Wyndham Avenue road bridge. Construction is expected to begin in late 2022.

We have carried out field studies to gain an understanding of the environmental features, technical challenges and opportunities, including:

  • geotechnical studies
  • ecology studies
  • cultural heritage surveys

Landowners, councils, agencies and local community groups have also provided invaluable feedback that assists us in developing our design options.

Public exhibition of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Lachlan River Bridge and Horizontal Clearances works packages ended on 24 February 2022.

An ARTC Environmental Officer will assess the project to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and make a recommendation for determination.


Assessment process for NSW minor works fact sheet

What is a REF?

Inland Rail Program Environment Manager, Sarah Connelly, answers five questions about the Review of Environment Factors (REF) process.

Learn more about what’s involved in the reference design stage.

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