Planning approval documents

ARTC has received planning approval from the Australian and NSW Governments for Inland Rail’s Parkes to Narromine project. We have developed a range of documents for managing the design and construction of the Parkes to Narromine project.

Environmental Impact Statement

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine project was on public display from 19 July 2017 to 18 August 2017. During this time the community had the opportunity to make a submission about the project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) as part of its assessment of the project.

EIS addendum and amendments

The addendum contains vegetation mapping amendments.

Federal planning approval

The Parkes to Narromine project was approved by the Department of Environment and Energy on 31 August 2018 under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999Parkes to Narromine decision on approval of action: Approved with conditions

State planning approval

The Parkes to Narromine project was approved by the NSW DP&E on 7 June 2018. The following documents support the state planning approval.

Environment Protection Licence

The landscape between Narrabri and Coonabarabran, New South Wales.

Compliance program and reports

These documents monitor the compliance of the project against the Parkes to Narromine Conditions of Approval throughout construction and for at least the first year of operation.

Audit program and reports

This document outlines the audit requirements regarding the terms of the project approval and frequency of audits planned during construction for the first two years of operation.

Sustainability policy

Inland Rail is committed to working sustainably on all projects along the alignment, as outlined in the Environment and Sustainability Policy. As such, we require our contractors to make the same commitment.

Workers are seen at the construction site of the Inland Rail between Parkes and Narromine, New South Wales.

Technical reports

The Parkes to Narromine Private Level Crossing Treatment Report was submitted to the DP&E in February 2019. The confidential content of this report prevents publication on the website.

Flood Study Report Volume 1

Appendix A: Hydrology/Hydraulics Model Layout and Catchment Maps
Appendix B: Existing Conditions Flood Maps
Appendix C: Design Conditions Flood Maps
Appendix D: Flood Impact Tables
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Appendix E: Hydraulic Structure Blockage Methodology and Results
Appendix F: Rail Formation Flood Immunity Non-Compliance Memos
Appendix G: Rail Sub-Catchment Design Flow Information
Appendix H: Results of Trials of Flooding MCA Stage 2 Concept Drainage Sizing
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Appendix I: Hydrological Model Catchment Parameters
Appendix J: Design Culvert Table
Appendix K: Quality Assurance Records

Spatial Methodology for Assessing Flood Magnitudes

The below document provides the spatial methodology for assessing flood magnitudes in accordance with Condition E24 of the Parkes to Narromine Conditions of Approval.

Communication Strategy and Complaint Management Process

This document outlines our approach to working with the community and how we will manage and respond to any enquiries or complaints that we receive, as we build the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail.

Site Establishment Management Plan

This document explains how we set up major construction support facilities in preparation for construction.

Construction Environmental Management Plan

The Construction Environmental Management Plan and sub-plans describes how construction activities will be managed to minimise any impacts to the surrounding environment and community.

Describes how we will manage and control potential traffic impacts on public road users during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on ecology will be managed, and outlines the controls and procedures that will be implemented during construction.

Describes how potential construction impacts on hydrology and flooding will be managed.

Describes procedures for the management of hazardous and contaminated materials, if encountered during construction activities.

Explains how we monitor and manage potential construction noise and vibration caused by our work.

Explains how we will manage water quality during construction.

Describes how Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage will be protected and managed during construction.

Describes how we will manage potential impacts to air quality as part of our work.

Operations: North West Connection

The following documents relate to the operational stage of the North West Connection.

Operations: Parkes to Narromine

The documents below relate to the operational stage of the entire Parkes to Narromine project.