As the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s planned Inland Rail project continues, residents are encourage to have their say.
Information sessions will be hosted in Albury, Wagga and Junee.
Junee will host the first session, on Thursday September 13 outside the Lorne Street newsagency.
Delegates will arrive in Albury and Wagga the following week.
The 185 kilometre rail line will extend from Albury to Illabo. It will involve the construction of 12 structures along the passage to accommodate the double stacked container trains between Brisbane and Melbourne.
“Our goal is to deliver the best possible solution and the community's input is an important part of the process,” NSW Inland Rail Stakeholder Relations Manager Helena Orel said.
“These sessions will allow people to hear directly from project representatives, ask questions of the experts and give their feedback. It will also let them hear about the local benefits.
“We are looking at different options for the bridges along the line.
“In some areas we can lower the track so trains can pass under an existing bridge, but for others the only options are raising an existing bridge or replacing it.”
“But before we decide which option we choose we need to hear from the locals,” said Ms Orel.
“We know whatever option is chosen will have an impact on access for people and vehicles so it is vital we get feedback on what is being planned, and what transport or infrastructure alternatives can be provided while the work is underway.
“The feedback will be used to help format the design solutions chosen by the team.”
The project team will also attend the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20.
“In Junee the project team is looking at removing the decommissioned footbridge at the railway station,” said Ms Orel.
“The preferred solution for the Kemp Street road bridge is replacing, while options for the rail bridge on the Olympic Highway are being considered.”
If you cannot attend any of these sessions but do have questions or feedback please call Inland Rail on 1800 732 761, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.