Spanning over 1,700km, the Inland Rail will complete our national freight network by connecting Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.
As the largest freight rail project in Australia and one of the most significant infrastructure projects globally, the Inland Rail is set transform how freight is transported across the country by connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets.
The Inland Rail Program comprises 13 individual projects across 36 local government areas in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The 1,700km project will include the upgrade of 1,100km of existing rail line and build 600km of new track.
At the peak of its construction, the Inland Rail is expected to create approximately 16,000 new jobs and will inject $18 billion into Australia’s GDP during both construction and the first 50 years of its operation.
Once complete, the Inland Rail will significantly enhance our national freight and supply chain capabilities, by helping to better connect producers to markets and create new opportunities for regional communities, businesses, and industries.
Barker Ryan Stewart has been selected by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) as one of only eight panel members for Independent Verifier services associated with the Inland Rail Project. We are proud to be involved in this landmark infrastructure project which will bring significant long-term benefits to Australia.
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