With such an extensive network we are committed to respecting the communities and environments in which we operate.

We implement measures to minimise or prevent pollution and waste.

Our Environment Policy guides the continual improvement of our Environmental Management System, which is regularly updated and reviewed. We keep our environmental objectives and targets current and we are proactive about managing potential environmental risks.

We comply with environmental legislation, regulation and other requirements as a minimum, but seek to go beyond this though identifying opportunities for higher standards of environmental performance.

We’re furthermore committed to:

  • Taking prompt action in response to non-compliance and other environmental complaints
  • Having effective relationships with all environmental agencies and regulators
  • Ensuring agreements between contractors and rail operators comply with our Environmental Management System
  • Ensuring employees are inducted so they can perform their duties.

We operate across New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia and hold an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Licence for our rail operations in New South Wales and South Australia.

The EPA works with us to reduce risks to the environment. Licences set conditions to ensure that potential impacts and risks to the environment are minimised.

Number Title Updated Version
001 Environment Policy 03 Jan 2024
002 NSW Code of Practice
003 Environment Protection Licence (NSW) 27 July 2023
004 Environment Protection Licence (SA) 01 Feb 2024
005 Pollution Incident Response Management Plan April 2023 4.0
006 Work Program PRP 4.2
007 Southern Sydney Freight Line Environmental Documentation
008 Maitland to Minimbah Third Track Operational Noise and Vibration Review (Public)
009 Nundah Bank Noise and Vibration Monitoring 2013
010 Nundah Bank Noise and Vibration Monitoring 2018
011 Southern Sydney Freight Line Year 5 Compliance Monitoring
012 Maitland to Minimbah Biodiversity Management and Offset Plan 2014 24 June 2014 05
013 Southern Sydney Freight Line Year 10 Compliance Monitoring


ARTC values your comments and feedback. Please report any issues or feedback related to factors such as noise or dust, to our Community Relations team:

Call: 1300 550 402

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