Fixing Country Rail

Fixing Country Rail is a key NSW Government program for unlocking the economic potential of Regional NSW. The program provides funding for rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints affecting regional freight rail services.

The NSW Government has committed up to $400 million in Restart NSW funding for the Fixing Country Rail program over multiple rounds as part the Rebuilding NSW State Infrastructure Strategy 2014. Fixing Country Rail aligns with and complements the Fixing Country Roads program in reducing the cost to market for regional businesses.

Round One of Fixing Country Rail is expected to provide up to $150 million for projects that provide productivity and efficiency benefits for freight moving in and out of regional NSW.

Projects funded under Fixing Country Rail could include sidings, passing loops, the reopening of non-operational sections and network enhancements that allow the use of faster, longer and heavier trains.

Fixing Country Rail is a program to fund rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints on the NSW regional rail network and reduce the cost to market for regional businesses. It is designed to complement the Fixing Country Roads program to build an efficient freight transport network in regional NSW.

Applications for the Expression of Interest Fixing Country Rail are open until 5pm on 14 July 2017.

 For more information on eligibility, assessment and the application process please visit http://www.freight.transport.nsw.gov.au

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Applications open for $150 million fixing country rail

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Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries have today announced $150 million for Round One of Fixing Country Rail. Read more

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