An Australian Government Initiative

Regional Development Australia

Inland Rail information

21 June 2018

Inland Rail is a significant Australian Government infrastructure investment. It will complete the spine of the national freight network between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Australia, providing supply chain benefits and substantial cost savings to freight-reliant businesses.

Both construction-related short-term and long-term operational benefits have the potential to improve regional prosperity along the route.

To help regions take advantage of Inland Rail, the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities has commissioned the Regional Australia Institute to develop a strategic planning tool, ‘Are You Ready For Inland Rail?', which will help regions identify potential areas of growth based on new opportunities.

Regions will need to engage with Inland Rail to ensure long-term benefits flow to their region too, as they will not accrue automatically or uniformly.

Media Release at http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mcveigh/releases/2018/june/jm110_2018.aspx

and

http://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/releases/2018/june/mm080_2018.aspx

Inland Rail Regional Liaison Officers can be contacted at:

Toowoomba
Kathryn Cockerill
0417 959 785
Kathryn.Cockerill@infrastructure.gov.au

Dubbo
Elisha Bailey
0436 017 275
Elisha.Bailey@infrastructure.gov.au

Wodonga
Shane Sykes
0419 097 784
Shane.Sykes@infrastructure.gov.au