ARTC – Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Railway Line – Australia - Project Profile
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Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) on behalf of the Australian Government is planning to undertake the construction of Inland Railway project from Melbourne to Brisbane in Australia.
Inland Rail Implementation Group will oversee the planning process on the project on behalf of the Australian Government.
The project involves the construction of a 1,700km railway line between Port of Melbourne and the Port of Brisbane via Charlton to the north of Toowoomba, Queensland. The project is a large and complex project. For that reason, it will be divided into separate sections and to be delivered over 10 years.
The project is planned to be implemented in 12 sections includes:
1. The first section will upgrade the 304km from Tottenham to Albury in Victoria. 2. The second section upgrades the 185km from Albury to Illabo. 3. The Third section involves the construction of a new track of 37km from Illabo to Stockinbingal. 4. The Fourth section involves the upgrade of 173km from Stockinbingal to Parkes. 5. The Fifth section involves the upgrade of 107km from Parkes to Narromine. 6. The Sixth section involves the construction of a new track of 307km from Narromine to Narrabri. 7. The Seventh section involves the upgrade of 188km from Narrabri to North Star. 8. Section Eight involves the construction of a new track of 52km from North Star to NSW Border in New South Wales. 9. Ninth section involves the construction of a new dual gauge track of 116km and upgrades the 82km from NSW/QLD Border to Gowrie. 10. The Tenth section involves the construction of a new dual gauge track of 76km from Gowrie to Calvert which also includes 7.6km tunnel connecting Toowoomba and Little Liverpool Ranges. 11. The Eleventh section involves the construction of a new dual gauge track of 54km from Calvert to Kagaru, which includes 1.3km tunnel connecting inland rail with Sydney to Brisbane Coastal Line. 12. Twelth section involves the upgrade of 52km from Kagaru to Acacia Ridge in Queensland.
It also includes the construction of new railway stations, security rooms, food courts, and parking facility, the installation of security and signaling systems.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd (PB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) have been appointed as study consultants; Halcrow Group Ltd, ACIL Allen Consulting Pty Ltd, and Currie & Brown Group Ltd are cost consultants; Aquenta Consulting Pty Ltd as independent estimating service consultant; Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd as engineering design consultant; and Peter Davidson Consultancy as transport consultant for the project.
National Trunk Rail Pty Ltd (NTR) was established to promote and develop the project. NTR is a private Australian company with a team of individuals and partner organizations including international engineering firm Aurecon; global engineering, project delivery, and asset management firm Calibre Asset Management Ltd; international law firm Allens-Linklaters; and multi-disciplinary strategic consultancy Principals.
On March 28, 2008, ARTC commenced the study activities and completed in July 2010.
The Federal Government has provided US$282 million funds for the implementation of the project on March 12, 2014. ARTC and Port of Brisbane signed a Deed of Cooperation which provides ARTC access to Port of Brisbane’s pre-feasibility study which investigated a dedicated freight rail corridor from the west of Toowoomba Ranges to the port on June 4, 2014.
In March 2015, ARTC issued an invitation to tender for engineering design and environmental consultancy services for the project with submission deadline as March 20, 2015.
In July 2015, GHD was awarded the contract to provide environmental and engineering consultancy on the first stage of the project.
On September 11, 2015, the final report of the Inland Rail implementation group was delivered to the federal government along with a business case developed by ARTC.
On November 5, 2015, ARTC issued a tender for the provision of technical and engineering advisory services for the project, on December 14, 2015, as the last date of submission.
Under the terms, the selected company will lead the development and management of core engineering requirement documents and processes, support the development of tender documents for feasibility design, detailed design and construction works packages, lead and manage the review and acceptance of design submissions, and support technical and engineering requirements during construction and commissioning of work packages.
On February 10, 2016, CO2 Australia Limited was awarded Programme Biodiversity Offset Strategy contract. SLC Australia Pty Ltd was appointed as Land Access Consultant on February 18, 2016.
On April 1, 2016, Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd was appointed to undertake Flood Modelling services and RPS Australia East Pty Ltd was appointed as Cadastral Boundary Modelling consultant for Narromine to Narrabri section on April 8, 2016.
On April 7, 2016, Palazzi Rail Pty Ltd was awarded Operations Specification contract.
On April 20, 2016, Cardno NSW/ACT Pty Ltd has appointed to undertake Cadastral Boundary Modelling services for Illabo to Stockinbingal section.
On April 22, 2016, a joint venture of SMEC Holdings Ltd and Arup Group was appointed as the technical and engineering advisory consultant for the project.
A further six contracts for the initial environmental investigations and engineering design have been awarded to GHD, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Aecom, Arup and Jacobs Australia Holdings Company Pty Ltd.
In June 2016, the Federal government additional committed US$437 million to the project in the 2016-17 Budget on top of previous US$282 million commitment.
On August 30, 2016, Clayton Utz was awarded Legal Services for Environmental and Planning & Construction and Contracts.
On September 14, 2016, O'Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd was awarded Probity Management Services contract.
On December 10, 2016, AAM Pty Ltd was appointed as LiDAR Acquisition & NSW Primary Corridor Control Surveyor.
On March 20, 2017, Chadwick Geotechnics was appointed as Quarry Geotechnical Investigations consultant. For Parkes to Narromine section.
In May 2017, the federal government committed to finance US$6,184 million to the project by a combination of equity and a public private partnership, as part of its 2017-18 budget.
Feasibility studies are underway on the all the sections.
The project involves the construction of a 1,700km railway line between the Port of Melbourne and the Port of Brisbane via Charlton to the north of Toowoomba, Australia.
The US$7,362 million project includes the following:
1. Upgrade of 304km from Tottenham to Albury in Victoria.
2. Upgrade of 185km from Albury to Illabo.
3. Construction of a new track of 37km from Illabo to Stockinbingal.
4. Upgrade of 173km from Stockinbingal to Parkes.
5. Upgrade of 107km from Parkes to Narromine.
6. Construction of a new track of 307km from Narromine to Narrabri.
7. Upgrade of 188km from Narrabri to North Star.
8. Construction of a new track of 52km from North Star to NSW Border in New South Wales.
9. Construction of a new dual gauge track of 116km and upgrade of 82km from NSW/QLD Border to Gowrie.
10. Construction of a new dual gauge track of 76km from Gowrie to Calvert which also includes 7.6km tunnel connecting Toowoomba and Little Liverpool Ranges.
11. Construction of a new dual gauge track of 54km from Calvert to Kagaru, which includes 1.3km tunnel connecting inland rail with Sydney to Brisbane Coastal Line.
12. Upgrade of 52km from Kagaru to Acacia Ridge in Queensland.
13. Construction of stations
14. Construction of security rooms
15. Construction of food courts
16. Construction of parking facility
17. Installation of security systems
18. Installation of signaling systemsReasons To Buy