Inland Rail supporting local businesses in northwest New South Wales

Inland Rail is now seeking tender submissions from suitably experienced building contractors to provide, supply and install noise mitigation treatments to around 40 residential properties between Narrabri and North Star.

These works will mean that any operational noise impacts from Inland Rail are mitigated against, and comply with, the required guidelines.

Works may include:

  • replacing existing glazed sliding windows and doors with acoustic-rated alternatives
  • installing treatments to existing windows and doors
  • supplying and installing ceiling fans and air ventilation systems
  • removing, sealing, and replacing wall vents
  • general building works.

Tenders will be assessed against considerations such as experience, capability, capacity, relevant licences, approach, timeframes, safety, commercial terms, and cost.

Interested parties must be registered on the Tenderlink website, and are encouraged to email the Inland Rail Procurement Team at with any questions regarding the tender. The request for tenders will close on 17th June 2024.

Register interest

Since starting construction of the now complete Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 in September 2020, Inland Rail has spent $246 million with 137 local businesses in northwest New South Wales.

Peter Borrelli, Inland Rail Project Director Narrabri to North Star, said:

“Inland Rail is committed to working with impacted residents to deliver appropriate noise mitigation measures where needed.

“Through the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project, Inland Rail has engaged 137 local businesses providing services including office fit out, accommodation and catering, workforce training, equipment supply, earthworks, signage, waste services, hardware supplies, plant and equipment hire, electrical and plumbing services and fencing.

“The construction of Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 provided jobs for nearly 700 local residents representing over 30 per cent of the total workforce on the project, with nearly 200 local workers coming from First Nations communities.

“Inland Rail will continue to work with local suppliers and residents as Phase 2 of the Narrabri to North Star project progresses through government approvals.”

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