Narrabri Shire Council was pleased to hear that the Commonwealth Government has committed a further $594 million for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail in the recent 2016/2017 budget.
Inland Rail is a truly transformational project that will open up the freight corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane, passing through Narrabri Shire. Planning and pre-construction for this project is well advanced with this additional funding being used to buy land for the 1,700 kilometre freight line and continue pre-construction assessments.
During the construction phase, Inland Rail will create up to 16,000 jobs at the peak of construction. Once the rail line is fully operational it will provide 600 ongoing jobs across its length.
For Inland Rail to succeed it will need to work with a wide range of talented, highly skilled professionals and business partners. With a large part of the new rail line being planned to go through Narrabri Shire it is a great opportunity for local businesses to take part in this major national project.
To view opportunities on how to get involved or to express interest Council encourages you to head to