Inland Rail Tracking Ahead
Inland Rail is the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia, aiming to connect Melbourne to Brisbane with a new track that passes through regional Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Coming in at a total cost of $10 billion, the project will bring the freight travel time down from around 36 hours on the current coastal route, to 24 with Inland Rail.
Lauren McKenzie is the Stakeholder Manager for Inland Rail in Victoria, and spoke with Flow FM at last week's Henty Machinery Field Days to share project details.
According to Ms McKenzie, the project is predicted to provide up to 60,000 local job opportunities during peak construction, with a strong focus on supporting local regions.
Flow FM will continue to keep you updated on the Inland Rail construction as the project progresses.