The New South Wales Government will proceed with Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two, committing $602.4 million to start works and commence a detailed planning process to move ahead with the project in Sydney’s West. Read more
One of the most important projects in Victoria’s history is now underway, with construction starting on the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) – a jobs juggernaut that will deliver better public transport, connect communities and ease road congestion for generations to come. Read more
Updated designs have been released and early works have commenced to build a new road bridge over the rail line at Camms Road, one of the last remaining level crossings to be removed on Melbourne’s busy Cranbourne Line. Read more
Inland Rail is studying koala populations along eight sections of the program, aiming to capture data about existing levels of gene flow and current health of the marsupials along the alignment.
The koala genetics study is a partnership between Inland Rail, Environmental Resources Management Australia (ERM) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).
These insights will be used to inform koala management plans for each impacted Inland Rail project and enable project teams and construction contractors to develop solutions which can protect and support sustainable koala populations through the delivery of the projects.
In coming months, landowners are advised they may notice field teams of two researchers looking for sightings and evidence of koalas. The teams will be assisted by koala detection dogs from USC Detection Dogs for Conservation team who are trained to smell and detect koala scat. Alongside the dog detection surveys, researchers will undertake vegetation surveys to support a broader understanding of koala distribution, diet and habitat along the alignment.
Inland Rail Program Environment Advisor Vanessa Gorecki said the findings of the study would inform impact assessment and management and put Inland Rail in a good position to contribute to koala conservation and population recovery plans throughout the lifetime of the project.
The study will commence on properties within the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project area.
Questions about the study and the planned site investigations can be directed to the Stakeholder Engagement Teams on 1800 732 761.
The final railway tracks have been delivered to Cross River Rail’s Northern Tunnel Portal site in Brisbane. Read more
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has praised the state’s level crossing removal program as it heads towards its target of 85. Read more
The Northern Rivers Rail Trail in New South Wales is starting to take shape, with alignment plans of the Tweed section of the trail now finalised. Read more
Kai caught the building bug from an early age. As a baby, his mum would take him to the Melbourne suburb of Carrum to watch the diggers being used for level crossing removal works. Read more
Construction on the next Sydney Metro precast facility is underway at Eastern Creek.
Communities in the Melbourne suburbs of Beaconsfield and Officer will soon benefit from an elevated road bridge at Brunt Road, removing the dangerous and congested level crossing and boosting safety in Melbourne’s south-east. Read more