We are supporting people and businesses in the Illabo to Stockinbingal area with opportunities to work, learn and grow their business.

Opportunities with our contractors

Supporting local business and workforce participation, communities and regional economies is embedded in our procurement process. We engage a number of major contractors who, in turn, use smaller subcontractors and suppliers to deliver a variety of goods, services and equipment to complete the supply chain for delivery of Inland Rail.

In February 2023, Inland Rail shortlisted three construction firms to deliver the design and construct contract for the Illabo to Stockinbingal section of Inland Rail.

  • John Holland
  • MBJV (Martinus Rail and BMD Constructions)
  • Regional Trac JV (Seymour Whyte Constructions and Rhomberg Rail Australia)

We expect to award this contract in early 2024.

We encourage our major contractors and their subcontractors to communicate details of all indirect supply opportunities they will generate on the ICN Gateway website. Prospective suppliers should register their interest via the I2S ICN Gateway page.

Sponsorship of community organisations

We are pleased to support local community groups to run events and activities through our Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

We offer four open rounds of funding each year.

Initiatives we have funded include purchasing community items, such as:

  • supporting the Ellwood Hall Stockinbingal Model Train Show
  • upgrading a scoring bench at the Junee Basketball Association recreation centre
  • supporting a new online infrastructure for the WIRED Lab in Cootamundra
  • helping the Rotary Club of Cootamundra with a garden improvement project
  • installing a new vegetable garden for the students at Illabo Public School

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Scholarships for local university students

The Inland Rail Scholarship Program supports students from local communities through their full undergraduate course.

We have partnered with Charles Sturt University, the University of Southern Queensland and La Trobe University to offer scholarships to regional students pursuing studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related fields. Students who live along the Inland Rail route are invited to apply for scholarships valued up to $20,000, or the equivalent of $5,000 for every year of study during the undergraduate degree.

Indigenous people and those experiencing financial hardship are particularly encouraged to apply for assistance.

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