Project Stages

Narrabri to North Star Phase 1

On completion of construction, each project is commissioned by ARTC and regulatory bodies to ensure the infrastructure has been delivered according to its design and is safe to operate.


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Narrabri to North Star Phase 2

In parallel to the Procurement stage, projects develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or similar planning approvals application which consolidate findings of all the environmental and technical investigations and community…

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Phase 1: Narrabri North to North Star

On 24 November 2022 the section between Narrabri and Moree was commissioned and handed back to ARTC for operations to resume.

On 27 October 2023 the section between Camurra and North Star was commissioned, marking the end of major construction on the project. Normal train operations have resumed along the entire alignment.

Old track stripped


169.465km completed

New track installed


176km completed

Sleepers removed


282,329 removed

Concrete sleepers installed


290,900 installed

Precast culverts installed


4,776 installed

New bridges installed


7 installed

Crossing upgrades complete


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Phase 2: Moree to Camurra

The Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 project is currently in the approvals phase.

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was formally lodged with the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) in early September 2022.

The EIS supports an application for approval of the project as a Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) under division 5.2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

It addresses the NSW Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for Phase 2 Moree to Camurra, issued in October 2020.

The EIS describes the potential impacts of the project and proposed mitigation measures. It also captures information gathered from consultation with landowners and other stakeholders and demonstrates how consultation was considered in determining the rail corridor.

The EIS was on public exhibition from 21 September 2022 until midnight on Wednesday 9 November 2022. DPHI received 20 public submissions received and 12 pieces of agency advice in response to the EIS. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process. All submissions are available to view on the N2NS P2 project page of the NSW Government’s Major Projects website.

Phase 2: Next steps

We are currently preparing a Response to Submissions (RtS) report as required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The report will include an analysis of the issues raised in the submissions and how the project has addressed or will address those matters.

Alongside the RtS we are also preparing a Preferred Infrastructure Report that mainly addresses further requests for information by DPHI about hydrology and operation noise impacts and mitigaitons.

DPHI will consider both reports in its assessment of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 project and provide a recommendation (including conditions of approval) to the NSW Minister for Planning for determination.

Moree grain silos

Aerial view of Camurra existing curve in track, Greenfield section north of Back Pally Road, Moree, New South Wales.

EIS summary of findings

This document summarises the information contained in the EIS. It will help you navigate the EIS and direct you to where you can find more information within the many sections of the full document.

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Aerial view of a road

Project map

A simple map showing key features of the proposed alignment.

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A rail bridge over a river along the Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail.

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