Freight transport improvements through the economic gateway of Port Botany are closer to reality, with major firms shortlisted to design and construct the Botany Rail Duplication and Cabramatta Loop projects.
Infrastructure Australia will not include the North East Rail Line upgrade on its priority list, following an independent evaluation of the Australian Rail Track Corporation's business case.
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.