Trans4m Rail Community Award

Trans4m Rail’s early engagement with Narrabri to North Star project communities was recently when the team received John Holland’s 2021 Community Award.

Members of the Trans4m Rail stakeholder engagement team celebrate their 2021 Community Award

Between September 2020 to September 2021, Trans4m Rail:

  • Engaged 231 local residents to work on the project, 65 of whom are local and Indigenous
  • Helped jobseekers who identify as members of disadvantaged groups to complete their employment applications
  • Developed a “work ready” program with TAFE NSW to help secure employment for local community members
  • Provided training for 36 trainees and apprentices
  • Spent $45.8 million with 118 local businesses supplying to the project
  • Spent $3.7 million spent with nine Indigenous businesses
  • Provided local not-for-profit organisations with grants totalling $50,000 to date as part of Trans4m Rail’s “Beyond the Track” Community Assistance Funding
  • Volunteered more than 350 hours supporting the local community respond to flooding, COVID-19 and its ever-changing restrictions, a mouse plague and on top, a bit more rain!

The project team has enjoyed these opportunities to deliver a legacy to project communities and was honoured to receive a John Holland Community Award.