The Inland Rail Solution
The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail will be the critical backbone of transport and logistics driving our nation's global competitiveness into the future
In one of the biggest investments ever seen in regional Australia, the Government will fund the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project with $8.4 billion in equity to be provided to the Australian Rail Track Corporation. Construction on this 1,700 kilometre project has commenced with the first section fro Parkes to Narromine being constructed.
The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail line will transform freight movement in Australia and create outstanding investment opportunities in Parkes which has been announced as a major node on the rail line.
The Inland Rail will connect our region to a global market via the major ports of Australia, placing the Central West region into an economically advantageous position once the project comes into fruition.
In addition to employment and investment opportunities, the establishment of a National Logistics Hub in Parkes will offer cheaper, faster and more efficient modal choices, and offer a centralised storage and distribution point for a range of commodities including agricultural products.