The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has set up three briefings for local businesses and suppliers ahead of construction on the Parkes-Narromine section of the Inland Rail project, with the call put out for materials and labour hire, machinery, fuel and much more.
Open sessions will be held in Parkes, Narromine and Dubbo in August for the ARTC to share what opportunities may be available for local businesses for the 103-kilometre project.
INLink, a joint venture between BMD Constructions and Fulton Hogan, was named the construction contractor to deliver the project earlier this month, which includes upgrading 98.4 kilometres of existing rail track, and building 5.3 kilometres of new rail track.
With construction set to begin on September 2018, the ARTC is now on the lookout for a bevy of smaller local businesses who can also take part.
Some services the ARTC has said it will need as part of the construction include:
- Concrete supply
- Concrete pumps
- Concrete cutting
- Crane hire
- Drilling for water bores
- Containers and site offices
- Electricians and power relocation
- Fuel supplies
- Temporary fencing
- Tree loppers
- Rural fencing
- Security guards
- Liquid waste
- Stormwater drainage
Information session details are as follows:
Monday, August 13, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Parkes Astro Dish
10-16 Bogan Street, Parkes
Tuesday, August 14, 8.00am to 10.00am
1 Dandaloo Street, Narromine
Tuesday, August 14, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Dubbo Golf Club
Newell Highway, Dubbo
Parkes-Narromine is one of the 13 sections of Inland Rail being delivered by the ARTC, which has formed an Inland Rail division for the project.
Inland Rail will link Brisbane to Melbourne via an inland route, cutting out the bottleneck of the Greater Sydney network and better-connecting north-south and east-west interstate rail traffic.
Businesses are encouraged to register their details for each session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.