First steel delivery keeps Inland Rail on track

  • The first of 14,000 tonnes of steel rail has been delivered for the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project
  • Announcement follows the awarding of the contract to Liberty OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks in late 2017, with future contracts to be awarded for the remaining rail
  • 262,000 tonnes of steel will be required to deliver the 1,700km project

Yet another major milestone for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail has been reached, with the first delivery of steel rail being delivered for the Parkes to Narromine project.

This is the first steel rail delivered for the entire Inland Rail project since the Australian Government’s $8.4 billion commitment toward the project in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Barnaby Joyce said the Inland Rail was a key plank of the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs and investment opportunities for regional Australians.

Read the joint Minister’s media release here.

Other important documents relating to the Inland Rail programme can be found on the Inland Rail website.

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