Inland Rail Commences Investigations in Moree
On the heels of the Federal Government’s commitment of $300 million for the Inland Rail, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) consultants will visit the Moree region to carry out various investigations within the rail corridor.
One of Australia's largest rail projects, the Inland Rail is set to be a modern, high-standard railway running from Melbourne to Brisbane, via central-west NSW.
During September and early October, ARTC consultants will be in Moree to conduct geotechnical, cultural heritage, environmental and flooding investigations. ARTC will also be undertaking aerial photography of the rail corridor by light aircraft.
Moree Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries said “Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to help drive the Inland Rail, a nation infrastructure project that has the potential to open up inland Australia and boost regional economies significantly.”
The consultants will be working within the proposed rail corridor and are not expected to impact the community’s daily activities.
ARTC would like to encourage residents to become involved and have a say on how this national project will be developed.
More information about the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, Corridor of Opportunity
- Inland Rail will provide improved opportunities for freight efficiency to regional areas and the nation.
- It will be approximately 1,730 km and provide a competitive freight price and transit time between Melbourne to Brisbane.
- Inland Rail will use the existing interstate rail line through Victoria and southern NSW but will require approximately 400 km of track upgrades predominately in NSW and approximately 600 km of new track through northern NSW and south-east Queensland.
- Narrabri to North Star has been identified a priority area for construction of the Inland Rail.