Yarpa is partnering with the team at Inland Rail to increase Aboriginal participation and ensure Aboriginal communities along the alignment are active contributors to Australia’s largest freight rail project.
Delivered by ARTC, Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project that will enhance supply chains and complete the backbone of the national freight network by providing a transit time of 24 hours or less for freight trains between Melbourne and Brisbane, via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Comprising 13 individual projects and spanning more than 1,700 km, Inland Rail is the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia and one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the world.
On a large and complex project like Inland Rail, there will be opportunities for a wide range of contractors and suppliers. The contracting and delivery model employed by ARTC means we will be engaging directly with a number of major contractors, who, in turn, will do business with suppliers and subcontractors to deliver a variety of goods, services and works - completing the supply chain for delivery of Inland Rail.
Inland Rail encourages its major contractors and their subcontractors to promote details of supply opportunities on the ICN Gateway. If you’re interested in becoming a supplier to one of Inland Rail’s contractors, visit the ICN Gateway to create a company profile or to register interest.
The Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail and is an upgrade to approximately 186km of track within the existing rail corridor and construction of approximately 2.3km of a new rail corridor.
The works are required to accommodate the operation of 1,800m-long double-stacked freight trains. This project crosses the three Local Government Areas of Gwydir, Narrabri and Moree Plains.
There will be a number of work packages available for the Narrabri to North Star project, including:
Indigenous businesses are more likely to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and bring a range of other social, cultural and economic benefits to Indigenous business owners, their families and communities.
ARTC and the Yarpa Hub are committed to supporting Indigenous businesses to ensure they are prepared for and provided with opportunities to participate in Inland Rail.
To express your interest on the Narrabri to North Star Project, please complete the form below and one of our Yarpa team members will be in touch with further details:
All other enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 017 177
To support local and Indigenous suppliers along the alignment, Inland Rail is offering supplier capability development workshop to help local businesses understand how to fit in to the suppy chain and how to prepare for a major construction project. To find out more, please visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/N2NS
Providing employment opportunities is an important goal of the Narrabri to North Star Project. ARTC is committed to creating opportunities for the development of skilled Indigenous workers through the construction and operation of Inland Rail.
All enquiries can be sent to email@example.com or call 1300 017 177
Inland Rail will be built and operated on the traditional lands of many Indigenous nations and their communities.
Inland Rail is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to create meaningful opportunities that deliver lasting benefits for individuals, their families and their communities.
To view the Inland Rail Participation Plan visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/working-with-indigenous-communities