Inland Rail is a 1700km freight rail network that will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. It is a critical legacy project for Australian freight transportation, providing significant economic and environmental benefits for future generations.
Since 2010, WSP has played a role on the project starting work on a comprehensive feasibility study of route options to now delivering 5 of the 11 Inland Rail packages. Fast forward to 2020, the team is grateful to have been selected to deliver the reference design and accompanying primary approvals documentation for Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes projects.
Jansen Stewart, WSP’s National Rail Client Director, says, “We are thrilled to be selected by Australian Rail Track Corporation for the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes NSW regional projects.
“The Inland Rail program is a fantastic investment to benefit regional Australia and increase our national freight efficiency and competitiveness in connecting our producers, farmers and businesses to national and global markets.
“We have an experienced team of professionals with considerable experience in environmental planning, engineering infrastructure design and site investigation.”
Our current role will see us adopt an integrated environmental engineering approach that champions constructability and innovation in design. We will be providing a range of investigations including ecological and geotechnical surveys as well as providing stakeholder engagement, technical interface management and management of impacts to road assets and rail planning services.
Combining the two projects under the same package will lead to cost effectiveness and added efficiencies in project delivery. With our long-standing history on Inland Rail, our team will draw on our substantial experience on the project and in-depth knowledge to deliver successful outcomes.
WSP’s current roles on Inland Rail:
- Parkes to Narromine, Detailed design and construction phase services in joint venture with Mott MacDonald
- Narrabri to North Star, Detailed design and construction phase services in joint venture with Mott MacDonald
- Illabo to Stockinbingal, Feasibility studies and reference design in joint venture with Mott MacDonald
- Albury to Stockinbingal, Reference design and accompanying primary approvals documentation
- Stockinbingal to Parkes, Reference design and accompanying primary approvals documentation
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