Inland Rail consists of 13 individual projects across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Seven of the projects will be in NSW.
The Parkes to Narromine section is an upgrade of existing rail corridor extending approximately 106 kilometres from the Goobang Junction at Parkes to south of Narromine.
This project also includes approximately 5 kilometres of new rail connection at the southern end of the proposed site near Parkes to connect to the Broken Hill line. Three new passing loops will also be constructed within the existing rail corridor at Goonumbla, Peak Hill and Timjelly.
NSW Department of Planning and Environment will independently assess the application based on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), community, council and agency submissions and ARTC’s Response to Submissions report.
The capital investment value of the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail is estimated to be over $50 million. This project is classified as State Significant Infrastructure, and ARTC must seek the approval of the NSW Minister for Planning for this part of the project.
The development proposal was on exhibition from 19 July to 18 August 2017. As a result of feedback received, the ARTC has prepared a Response to Submissions (RtS) report.
As this is classified as State Significant Infrastructure, the Department will review the RtS report and prepare the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Report, which includes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning about whether the project be approved or rejected. The Minister will then make a determination on the project.
The development proposal was on public exhibition from 19 July to 18 August 2017 and submissions have now closed.
To find out more about Inland Rail in general, you can:
To find out more about the EIS for Inland Rail – Parkes to Narromine, you can:
For a visual view of the project, refer to the Parkes to Narromine project map.
To learn more about the Inland Rail project, you can:
All formal submission on the EIS are made on the NSW Department of Planning & Environment major projects website.
Page last updated: 02/07/2018