With sections of construction wrapping up on the Parkes to Narromine leg of the Inland Rail, Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions are giving back to the community through a number of charitable donations.

As staff working on the Parkes to Narromine section prepare to leave town once construction finishes, furniture that was purchased last year to furnish their homes in Parkes will be donated to Can Assist.

Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions (INLink Joint Venture) Project Director Gerard O’Connor said “we have started to demobilise our work sites, as construction gets closer to ending. Our staff are commencing to leave the project and Parkes, and they leave behind all their household furniture that was bought new over the last year. Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions (INLink Joint Venture) wanted to give back to the community and will donate approximately 12 households worth of furniture to Can Assist Parkes."

"During construction we also utilised multiple 25,000 litre water tanks across the 103 kilometre site, and rather than selling them, we wanted to show appreciation to the local community who were and continue to be very understanding during the works, by donating them to impacted residents and the local councils."

“We have donated 20 water tanks to various impacted residents between Parkes and Narromine, two will go to Narromine Shire Council and four have been donated to Parkes Shire Council to assist with community works,"

“We’d like to thank the Australian Government through the Australian Rail Track Corporation for giving us the opportunity to work on the iconic Inland Rail project,” said Mr O’Connor.

Two tanks have been delivered to Council's Works Depot in Parkes, and the other two at the new depot in Peak Hill.

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith thanked Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions for their generous donations.

"Throughout the construction phase, the INLink Joint Venture has created meaningful opportunities that will deliver lasting benefits for our community - through employment, industry participation, accommodation, community engagement and wellbeing, as well as some of these smaller legacy projects."

"The new water storage tanks will be installed at the Parkes and Peak Hill depots. The water will be carted to support remote construction projects not accessible to local water supplies," the Mayor added.

For more information about the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project, visit https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/P2N.