Register your interest to supply water for construction of the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from landowners interested in supplying water for construction of the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project.

Water truck in action during construction

Water is being sought through either:

  • Purchase of water
  • the lease and/or purchase of existing Water Access Licences (WAL) from surrounding landowners.

Water is proposed to be used for earthworks, track formation preparation and materials conditioning, dust suppression, including material stockpiles and haul roads, concrete production and vehicle wash down areas.

Ideally, the location of the water would be within 25km of the project. However, locations up to 50km from the rail corridor will be considered.

ARTC will review submissions against project requirements and contact landowners to advise whether their EOI has been successful and discuss next steps.

Further EOI may be called for, if required.

How to submit an EOI

To register your interest, email by 5pm (AEST) Friday 19 March 2021.

Please include your:

  • Name
  • phone number
  • postal address
  • WAL number
  • approximate quantity of water you would be interested in leasing under your WAL
  • relevant property ID and lot number/s for the land on which the water source is located.

For more information on how Inland Rail is managing construction water, please read the Managing construction water fact sheet.