Inland Rail is the largest rail freight infrastructure project in Australia’s history. The once-in-a-generation programme is set to transform the way we move freight between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland while delivering improved productivity, shorter transit times, improved network efficiency and reliability, safety improvements, sustainability benefits, and reduced lifecycle costs.
Better infrastructure and an effective national freight operation have a critical role in lifting our nation’s wealth and prosperity. With Australia’s population projected to increase by 11.8 million people by 2047, productive freight networks, ports and other critical infrastructure are the key to efficient supply chains and to Australia’s competitiveness.
The Programme has justifiably generated great interest among industry representatives and the May 2018 Industry Briefings represent the next phase of industry engagement for Inland Rail.
The purpose of the briefing is to provide information about opportunities for private sector participation in Inland Rail, current scheduling, an overview of the social performance requirements for businesses to work on Inland Rail, and an update on the status of the Private Public Partnership (PPP) section of work.