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DESIGN CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NARRABRI TO NARROMINE INLAND RAIL SECTION

There’s been more movement on the Inland Rail Project with a $13.5-million design contract awarded for work between Narrabri and Narromine. During this time, locals will still have a chance to be heard as community consultations continue. Construction on the Parkes to Narromine leg will begin next year, with the Narromine to Narrabri section expected to start by 2021. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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LANDHOLDERS TO BE CONSULTED ON INLAND RAIL PROJECT

Narrabri farmers affected by the Inland Rail project will have a chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from the Australian Rail Track Corporation. Over the next three months the organisation’s members will meet with about 300 individual landholders, as planning continues for the Narromine to Narrabri stretch of the project. So far a two-kilometre wide rail corridor has been identified, which will be refined to around 50-metres wide over the next two years. The central and north western parts of the state are set to see a $480-million economic boost from the inland rail project. (vision only)

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CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NARRABRI TO NORTH STAR INLAND RAIL

A contract has been awarded by the Australian Rail Track Corporation, to see design, engineering and environmental consultations progress for the Inland Rail. Mott MacDonald and WSP Australia will take charge of the 188-kilometre Narrabri to North Star section, with activity along the stretch expected to increase over the next 12 months. ARTC will be making contact with landowners to access properties adjacent to the rail line to allow for site investigations.   NOTE: VISION ONLY

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RAIL TRACK CORPORATION TO HOLD NARRABRI MEETING

A series of community meetings will be held next week, following the announcement of the Inland Rail study corridor between Narromine and Narrabri. The Australian Rail Track Corporation will hold an information session at Narrabri’s Crossing Theatre next Monday from 5pm. The ARTC says local knowledge is vital in moving forward with the Inland Rail project, balancing economic and environmental considerations. “In the New Year, we’ll be looking to create community consultative committees. We’ll be looking for nominations from local residents and business owners,” Olivia Newman, Inland Rail Project. The freight rail aims to compete with road freight, transporting goods between Melbourne and Brisbane under 24 hours. “With Inland Rail being the largest infrastructure rail project in Australia, it creates enormous opportunity for businesses to participate and create jobs on the project,” Simon Thomas, Inland Rail Project. (AUDIO IN PARTS …

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INLAND RAIL ROLLS ALONG

The federal government has settled on a preferred study corridor, for the Narrabri to Narromine section of the proposed Inland Rail network. After committing more than $8-billion of this year’s budget to the project, the government says it’s now ready to proceed to the planning and approvals stage. Solutions are still needed to reduce flood risks, as well as the impact on rural properties. Representatives are expected to meet with affected landholders in the coming months for their input. (no audio)

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