ROI open for first Inland Rail project

The Federal Government is calling for Registrations of Interest for the 107-kilometre Parkes to Narromine rail upgrade as part of the Inland Rail, connecting Melbourne and Brisbane.The Federal Government is calling for Registrations of Interest for the 107-kilometre Parkes to Narromine rail upgrade as part of the Inland Rail, connecting Melbourne and Brisbane.

The project involves upgrading and reconstructing sections of the existing track; construction, track and civil works for the new connection corridor; upgrading, relocating and consolidating existing level crossings; potential relocation or protection of utility services; and ancillary works such as flood immunity, stormwater, draining and fencing improvements.

Federal Minister for Infrasructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Parkes to Narromine section of the project also involves the construction of a new 5.3-kilometre connection in a greenfield corridor.

“Suitably experienced companies are invited to apply to join a shortlist which will then proceed to a formal Expressions of Interest phase. Evaluation criteria will include company experience, suitability for the project, and a demonstrated ability to carry out the works,” Mr. Chester said.

“This project between Brisbane and Melbourne will support thousands of jobs across regional Australia, creating 16,000 direct and indirect jobs at the peak of construction.

“Inland Rail will transform the way we move freight around the country, connecting regional industries and communities to domestic and international markets.”

Interested companies, that satisfy the evaluation criteria, can submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) document via the TenderLink website: www.tenderlink.com/inlandrail/.

Enquiries about the ROI should be addressed to mbircontracts@artc.com.au or via TenderLink.

ROI submissions close 22 September 2017.

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