Delivering Australia’s Once-in-a-Generation Inland Rail Project Through Strategic Planning to Transform Freight Connectivity

By 2030, more than 32 million tonnes of freight on our highways and railways between Melbourne and Brisbane will need to be moved and by 2050, freight volumes are forecast to grow more than double. The existing road infrastructure and rail line is already heavily congested and cannot accommodate highly efficient, long double-stacked trains due to restrictions on overhead wiring and tunnels. This then creates a burden on service reliability, transit times and freight availability.

The Australian Government’s $10 billion Inland Rail project is the integral solution to meeting this increased demand. Connecting capital cities, farms, mines and ports, the Inland Rail will deliver a road competitive service to improve Australia’s freight economy for the future.

With this is mind, IQPC is proud to host the 2nd Annual Inland Rail Summit 2019 to address the challenges to be faced during the delivery of Australia’s Once-in-a- Generation rail infrastructure project. The program will explore the consultations, innovations and financial modelling that will influence the way we move freight around the country.

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Key topics to be addressed at this event include, but not limited to:


Developing consistency with the upgrades and enhancements of new builds and existing infrastructure


Environmental assessments, corridor approval and stakeholder consultations to ensure the project meets technical expectations and requirements


Financial modelling to deliver project on time and within budget


Analysing the commercial and economic opportunities and implications for city councils, freight and logistics


Evaluating the construction and design of the route to enable improved connectivity and service reliability between ports and terminals

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Who you will meet:

General Managers, Directors, Heads and Managers of:

  • Freight
  • Network Development
  • Rail Logistics
  • Intermodal
  • Service Delivery
  • Economic Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Delivery and Planning

From the following industries:

  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Rail Freight Operators
  • Transport Authorities
  • Rail Operators
  • Ports
  • Heavy Haul
  • Logistics, Supply Chain and Manufacturing
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