Works and planning for Phase 2: Moree to Camurra

We are currently in an environmental approvals stage, having lodged the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the NSW Department of Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure (DPHI) in early September 2022. This was followed by a 49-day public exhibition period that generated 20 public submissions and 12 pieces of agency advice.

A Response to Submissions Report is being prepared to address the EIS exhibition feedback alongside a Preferred Infrastructure Report following a request from DPHI.

The EIS and supporting documents, including the submissions and advice, are available to view on the NSW Government’s Major Projects website

Works in Phase 2 include:

  • revising the position of the railway corridor to provide the maximum operational efficiency. This includes bypassing the current hairpin turn at Camurra
  • raising railway heights to achieve improved flood immunity and enhance operational capability
  • replacing and realigning existing bridges over the Mehi and Gwydir rivers
  • upgrading cross drainage and associated flood management works
  • modifying, closing or replacing level crossings to improve safety, integrate with the revised railway alignment and maintain property access
  • replacing or upgrading of utilities, infrastructure and fencing affected by the track upgrade.

Phase 2 works will link to the Phase 1 upgraded rail line and the Weemelah line that branches off at Camurra.

View the Phase 2 Project Overview

Watch a fly-through of Phase 2

Get a birds-eye view of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 2 project. This video shows the alignment as of February 2022. The fly-through video is for illustration purposes and for discussion and community consultation.