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GHD and Jacobs JV to conduct 300km Australian rail study

A joint venture of GHD and Jacobs is to carry out the feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for a 300km-long section of a new railway in Australia.

The project involves the Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail – a 1,700km Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) project, which will link Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Narromine to Narrabri is the longest section of Inland Rail.

The feasibility and environmental work will help to define a preferred alignment within the approved study area.

“This important feasibility design work will give us critical information in terms of engineering, environmental, traffic flows, socio-economic impacts and benefits, and other areas of interest,” said Richard Wankmuller, Inland Rail CEO.

“It will lay the groundwork for the detailed design for this section and help identify how we can adjust to address community concerns.”

“We are proud to continue our work with ARTC on this once-in-a-generation project, which will transform Australia’s freight network and create new economic opportunities for regional communities,” Phil Duthie, general manager at GHD, concluded.

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