Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council
Inland Rail to hold Gunnedah session

People interested in employment or supply opportunities for the new Inland Rail have been invited to an information session in Gunnedah.

Contractors for Phase 1 Narrabri North to North Star, Trans4M Rail (a joint venture between John Holland and SEE Civil) will host a Meet the Contractor information session for people to learn more about how to get involved with the project.

Information session details:

  • Date: Monday, December 14 from 12 noon to 2pm
  • Location: Smithurst Theatre, cnr of Conadilly and Chandos streets, Gunnedah.

The project team is looking to fill a number of roles from the region, including local construction, operation, communication and maintenance roles, including: project/site engineers, OHS advisors, community engagement officers, office administrators, document controller, labourers, machine operators, surveyors, concretors and steelfixers.

The team will also source local plant, equipment, materials and people to support rail works, roadworks, earthworks, bridge and drainage construction.

To register your interest in attending the session, please email inlandrail@artc.com.au

Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council
Consultations commence on Inland Rail proposal

Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on local industry representatives to provide input for a proposed Intermodal Freight Terminal in Gunnedah.

Council has received funding from the $44 million Australian Government Interface Improvement Program to conduct a pre-feasibility study into a potential terminal at Gunnedah.

The pre-feasibility study will be conducted over the coming months and will assess a proposal to develop an intermodal freight terminal in Gunnedah that could maximise the long-term benefit of Inland Rail and enhance the region’s connection to the national freight rail network.

Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Cr Jamie Chaffey said the Gunnedah Shire is well positioned to benefit from opportunities generated by the Inland Rail.

“Inland Rail will help link producers to markets and create new opportunities for regional communities,” Cr Chaffey said.

“Gunnedah Shire Council has been working with the support of business case advisors appointed through the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program to assess the feasibility of a Gunnedah Intermodal Freight Terminal.

“We believe the project will have significant benefits for our supply chain as well as value adding opportunities for a range of industries and producers.

“Council is assisting with the consultation phase of the study and we are eager for local businesses to participate as stakeholders in the planning process.”

Those interested in participating can contact Council’s Economic Development team on (02) 6740 2100 or council@infogunnedah.com.au.

For further information on Inland Rail and the Interface Improvement Program visit inlandrail.gov.au.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.