We are committed to working with property owners and stakeholders in communities along the project alignment to receive their feedback as we progress our planning.

To date, our team has spoken with many property owners and community members who may experience impacts associated with Inland Rail.

We understand that some local residents have concerns about potential impacts to their properties during construction and once Inland Rail is operational. Our environmental assessments have considered several factors, including things such as operational train noise, air quality and train volumes, to determine what the impacts may be and propose mitigation, if required.

We have collated and analysed the results of our environmental investigations and discussed our findings with local communities, including potential impacts and mitigation activities. We’ve received a lot of valuable feedback to date and will continue to gather feedback as part of the project approvals processes.

The Albury to Illabo project scope of works is within the existing rail corridor and we are committed to working with the local community to find solutions to concerns wherever we can.

As a result of community consultation, we are working to minimise the impacts of design on heritage sites and structures and addressing community needs. Some of the changes incorporated into the finalised reference design include:

  • the new footbridge at Albury Station is designed to meet disability access needs at both ends
  • the Albury yard a loop line will be relocated behind the signal box to respect heritage values and create horizontal clearance
  • the Culcairn footbridge will be removed to allow for double-stacked freight trains and the bridge deck will be gifted to the community
  • the replacement Cassidy footbridge is designed to be disability access compliant. We are working with Wagga Wagga City Council to incorporate the city’s planned active travel path.
  • we will replace the Edmondson Street bridge to allow for double-stacked freight trains.
  • two new DDA compliant pedestrian bridges are proposed to be constructed adjacent to Edmondson Street bridge and Kemp Street bridge. The final appearance of the replacement bridges will be resolved during detailed design.
  • the replacement Mother’s Bridge footbridge will be disability access compliant.
  • Where appropriate, all new footbridges will respect their heritage surrounds.


Consultation events


There are currently no upcoming consultation events.

Leave your feedback on the interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

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Your consultative committee

A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) has been established for local communities in the Albury to Illabo area. This CCC provides a forum to share project information, discuss topics of interest, and address any issues or community concerns.

Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for community representatives to share their knowledge and experience on key issues with the Inland Rail team.

Albury to Illabo CCC   Learn more about CCCs