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Inland Rail information pack for NSW farmers

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The ARTC and the NSW Farmers Association (NSWFA) have jointly produced an information pack that provides further details on how Inland Rail is addressing issues of concern to landowners including the property acquisition process, fencing standards and Inland Rail’s complaint management process.

In December 2021, the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee report on Inland Rail recommended that an independent mediator be employed to facilitate an improved working relationship between the two parties.

In response to this recommendation, both sides have been engaging in open and productive mediator-facilitated discussions, working through issues of mutual concern.

Inland Rail acting chief executive Rebecca Pickering said the release of the information pack was a demonstration of the organisation’s shared commitment to listening and understanding the perspective of farmers in the state and “reaching mutually beneficial solutions which enable the safe and efficient delivery of Inland Rail for the benefit of regional Australia”.

“We have worked very closely with NSWFA to develop an improved understanding of how we can work more effectively together and deliver better outcomes for property owners,” she said.

“We are confident that this information pack that we have developed with NSWFA will be a valuable resource for property owners and will help them better engage with Inland Rail.”

Click here to view the information pack.