Inland Rail contractor Martinus to begin works for Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes sections

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Inland Rail’s contractor, Martinus, will soon start construction for the Stockinbingal to Parkes section and conduct site investigations and early works for the Albury to Illabo section.

Inland Rail Stockinbingal to Parkes section

Works on the Inland Rail Stockinbingal to Parkes project will kick off with construction to commence at the Daroobalgie and Wyndham Avenue sites in late January 2024.

Martinus will undertake site establishment and construction works at Daroobalgie, north of Forbes, from 22 January. Works planned include deliveries to site, geotechnical investigations, earthworks, level crossing upgrades, installation of new drainage, and track works.

Construction works at Wyndham Avenue in Forbes will commence from January 29 and will include earthworks, installation of new drainage, and track works to increase vertical clearance under the road bridge to allow for double stacked freight trains.

Works at both sites will occur during normal construction hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. For more details on the upcoming works and how Inland Rail are managing impacts, head to the project’s works notifications page.

The Stockinbingal to Parkes project area spans from just north of the rail junction in Stockinbingal to just south of Goobang Junction in Parkes, New South Wales.

“Together with our construction partner Martinus, we are pleased to be getting on with the job of building Inland Rail in southern New South Wales,” says an Inland Rail spokesperson.

“We will continue to engage strongly with local suppliers and businesses across regional New South Wales and are excited about the benefits that we can bring to local economies as we deliver these works,” says an Inland Rail spokesperson.

“We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding as we carry out these construction tasks,” says an Inland Rail spokesperson.

The 170km project includes upgrades along the existing rail corridor and building new supporting infrastructure to provide sufficient height and width to support the safe running of double-stacked freight trains.

Source: Inland Rail 2024

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Inland Rail Albury to Illabo section

Martinus will also undertake site investigations in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Junee as part of early works for the Albury to Illabo section in late January 2024.

These investigations are to identify and locate utilities and do not mean approval has been given for major construction to begin.

In Albury, site investigations will take place at Albury StationRiverina Highway and Billy Hughes bridge, commencing January 22.

Wagga Wagga investigations will commence on January 29 at the Wagga Wagga Station footbridge, Cassidy Parade footbridge, Edmondson Street bridge and Pearson Street.

In Junee, site investigations will commence on January 29 around the Kemp Street bridge. In February, utilities contractors working on behalf of Inland Rail will undertake works to relocate gas services in the vicinity of Kemp Street bridge.

“We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding as we carry out these site investigation tasks,” says an Inland Rail spokesperson.

“Following the Albury to Illabo Preferred Infrastructure Report public exhibition period, Inland Rail is now preparing a Response to Submissions report to address issued raised. The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure will consider these reports in its assessment of the project,” says an Inland Rail spokesperson.

Site investigations include boreholes and other groundworks and will occur during normal construction hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The Albury to Illabo section of Inland Rail includes enhancements to bridges and other structures along approximately 185km of existing rail corridor from the Victoria-NSW border to Illabo in regional New South Wales.

Source: Inland Rail 2024

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