Narrabri-North Star telecommunications enhanced


Residents along the Inland Rail corridor from Narrabri to North Star (N2NS) will soon have access to improved mobile phone coverage, thanks to a partnership between the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and its delivery partner, Telstra, to deliver new and upgraded mobile telecommunications infrastructure in the region.  Read more

Feedback opportunity for Bendigo Tramways

The Bendigo community is being given another opportunity to provide feedback on the final concept design for the Bendigo Tramways expansion.

The $10.7 million project is being delivered by the Victorian Government in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Heritage Attractions, to create additional storage space and deliver upgraded workshop equipment to restore heritage rolling stock.

The expansion will also enable Bendigo Tramways to increase the number of trams they restore, creating more jobs and generating economic activity in central Victoria.

Earlier in the year, a high-level concept design for the expansion was presented to the community for discussion on key features of the site, including the location of storage sheds.

This feedback led to the design being further refined, with locals now again being asked to provide their input, particularly on the new storage facilities and how construction impacts can be minimised.

Community members can have their say on the final concept design by completing VicTrack’s online survey before 5pm on Friday, 5 November.

Works on the project are set to get underway in early 2022.


Bankstown Line upgrade

A $45 million contract has been awarded to a joint venture of John Holland and Laing O’Rourke to start early construction work at Bankstown Station in Sydney.

Construction work will begin immediately to deliver a new services building, install new Sydney Metro rail systems and communication equipment and convert current Sydney Trains equipment to metro standards.

Following these early works, a separate Bankstown Main Works contract will be awarded to modify Bankstown Station for Sydney Trains services and to get it ready for metro services.

The design will ensure an easy interchange for customers transferring between Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains services.