Above: Geotechnical investigations have been undertaken around the Narrabri area, including on the Yarrie Lake Road at Narrabri West, above, last week.

As development work proceeds on the planned Inland Rail project, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, ARTC has confirmed the appointment of a Narrabri based community engagement staff member and is planning an information ‘shop front’ in Narrabri.

Local interest in the Inland Rail project is high and the ARTC will soon be talking directly to landholders as the rail corridor is fine tuned.
“Narrabri to North Star is the next section which will begin construction on Inland Rail,” Inland Rail Director Engagement Environment and Property, Rebecca Pickering said.

“ARTC has recently hired a community engagement member who is based in Narrabri and we will continue to hire locally as much as possible.

“Our first NSW shopfront in Parkes has become a hub for the community to keep up-to-date on the construction of Inland Rail and learn more about the benefits including job opportunities

“ARTC Inland Rail is always looking at better ways to keep the community informed and is currently looking at suitable locations for additional shopfronts in important towns like Narrabri,” said Ms Pickering.

The ARTC last week advertised that cadastral surveys, to accurately identify property boundaries, will soon begin.

A surveyor will work across the area, accessing private property where needed.

All property owners affected will be notified to discuss the project affecting their land, ARTC said.