Inland Rail holds successful Wangaratta event

Local and Indigenous businesses in Wangaratta have learned more about the Inland Rail project at a ‘Meet the Preferred Contractor’ event held on Thursday night.

Attendees at the 'Meet the Contractor' event held in Wangaratta in August 2022

The preferred contractor for the first tranche of Inland Rail works in Victoria McConnell Dowell attended the event hosted by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

More than a hundred people attended the event, which received positive feedback from local businesses in attendance.

The event proved to be a great opportunity for local businesses to understand how to be a part of the Inland Rail project in Victoria, and how the jobs and economic benefits of Inland Rail will help boost the region.

Meet the Preferred Contractor events are intended to ensure local and Indigenous business understand about the opportunities available with the project.

Please attribute to an Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) spokesperson:

“ARTC Inland Rail and our preferred contractor McConnell Dowell for the first works on Inland Rail in Victoria held a very successful networking event at the Quality Gateway Hotel in Wangaratta on Thursday.

“105 attendees from a range of local and Indigenous businesses and companies attended the event, giving them the chance to meet representatives from the preferred contractor and engage with the Inland Rail program.

“Businesses in the region were excited by the opportunities Inland Rail offered, and the sentiment at the event was they understand the benefits Inland Rail will bring to regional Victoria through jobs and economic growth.

“Anyone who is interested in finding out more about business opportunities with Inland Rail can register to attend our next ‘Meet the Preferred Contractor’ event in Seymour on 1 September.”