Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese has announced if elected, Labor will conduct an independent inquiry into the route selection process of the Inland Rail.
Construction is ramping up on Inland Rail in Central West New South Wales, with the first $20 million steel rail contract from Liberty Steel’s Whyalla steelworks successfully delivered.
Farmers and landowners will be able to sell construction materials such as rock, gravel and soil from borrow pits and quarries to supply the Inland Rail project.
Construction has officially begun on Inland Rail, with a formal ground breaking ceremony taking place in Parkes this week.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation has awarded a $23 million geotechnical investigations contract in preparation to build the 8.5 kilometres of tunnels on Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail.