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State Significant Infrastructure

Determination

Inland Rail Parkes to Narromine

Narromine Shire, Parkes Shire

Current Status: Determination

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  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Upgrade of the rail line between Parkes and Narromine and a new rail connection to the Broken Hill Line

Consolidated Approval

Consolidated Approval

Modifications

Archive

Request for SEARs (1)

Inland Rail_Parkes to Narromine_SEARs.pdf

Application (1)

ARTC_ Inland Rail_ Parkes to Narromine_ Rev 1-State ...

EIS (45)

02 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part A Chapter 1_Introduction.pdf
08 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapters 11 and 12_Noise and...
24 P2N EIS Vol 2 Tech Report 2 Biodiversity Assessme...
15 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapters 21 to 26_Socio-econ...
34 P2N EIS Vol 6 Tech Report 9 Non-Aboriginal Herita...
30 P2N EIS Vol 3 Tech Report 5 Noise and Vibration A...
001 P2N EIS amendments.pdf
04 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part B Chapters 5 and 6_Strategic c...
14 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapter 20 Part 02_Land use ...
19 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendix L Part 2_Biodiversi...
10 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapter 15 Part 1_Hydrology ...
05 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part B Chapter 7_Proposal features ...
01 P2N EIS Vol 1_Certification \ ToC \ Exec Summary.pdf
02 P2N EIS_Vol 1_Main report.pdf
05 P2N EIS_Vol 3_Tech Report 5_Noise and Vibration A...
06 P2N EIS_Vol 4_Tech Reports 6 & 7 Hydrology and Fl...
08 P2N EIS_Vol 6_Tech Reports 9 to 11_Non-Aboriginal...
17 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendices A to K.pdf
11 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapter 15 Part 2_Hydrology ...
04 P2N EIS_Vol 2_Tech Reports 1 to 4_Traffic \ Biodi...
07 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapters 9 and 10_Traffic an...
35 P2N EIS Vol 6_Tech Report 10 Landscape and Visual...
31 P2N EIS Vol 4 Tech Report 6 Hydrology and Floodin...
28 P2N EIS Vol 3 Tech Report 5 Noise and Vibration A...
32 P2N EIS Vol 4 Tech Report 7 Water Quality Assessm...
27 P2N EIS Vol 3 Tech Report 5 Noise and Vibration A...
25 P2N EIS Vol 2 Tech Report 3 Aquatic Ecology Asses...
23 P2N EIS Vol 2 Tech Report 1 Traffic Transport and...
33 P2N EIS Vol 5 Tech Report 8 Aboriginal Cultural H...
26 P2N EIS Vol 2 Tech Report 4 Commonwealth Matters ...
12 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapters 16 to 19_Water qual...
09 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapters 13 and 14_Air quali...
18 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendix L Part 1_Biodiversi...
21 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendix L Part 4_Biodiversi...
03 P2N EIS_Vol 1_Appendices to Vol 1.pdf
16 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Chapters 27 to 29_Management...
01 P2N EIS amendments.pdf
06 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part B Chapter 8_Construction.pdf
03 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part A Chapters 2 to 4_General envi...
22 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendix M_Noise and vibrati...
07 P2N EIS Vol 5 Tech Report 8 Aboriginal Cultural H...
13 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part C Chapter 20 Part 1_Land use a...
36 P2N EIS Vol 6 Tech Report 11 Socio-economic Asses...
29 P2N EIS Vol 3 Tech Report 5 Noise and Vibration A...
20 P2N EIS Vol 1 Part D Appendix L Part 3_Biodiversi...

Submissions (16)

12. Warick Kopp of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
08. Name Withheld of Narromine_Objects.pdf
04. Robert Handsaker of Narromine_Comments 1.pdf
15. Name Withheld of Narromine_Comments.pdf
07. Name Withheld of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
02. Leslie Radford of Narromine_Objects.pdf
06. Pauline Allen of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
13. Name Withheld of Parkes_Comments.pdf
09. Name Withheld of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
10. Christopher Dalitz of Geurie_Comments.pdf
01. Judy Coburn of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
14. Siding Springs Observatory.pdf
11. Name Withheld of Narromine_Comments.pdf
05. Name Withheld of Peak Hill_Comments.pdf
04. Robert Handsaker of Narromine_Comments 2.pdf
03. Charissa Thurbon of Narromine_Objects.pdf

Agency Submissions (7)

Dept Primary Industries.pdf
Parkes Shire Council.pdf
Environment Protection Authority.pdf
Water NSW.pdf
Transport for NSW.pdf
Narromine Shire Council.pdf
Office of Environment and Heritage.pdf

Response to Submissions (8)

03 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
05 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
07 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
01 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
02 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
06 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
08 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...
04 Inland Rail: Parkes to Narromine - Response to Su...

Determination (4)

Inland Rail_Parkes to Narromine_Signed Instrument of...
Inland Rail_Parkes to Narromine_Signed Instrument of...
Inland Rail_ Parkes to Narromine_ Assessment Report ...
Inland Rail_ Parkes to Narromine_ Assessment Report ...

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Submissions

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WaterNSW
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
No WaterNSW land, assets or infrastructure are impacted by the proposed Inland Rail - Parkes to Narromine Project, as as such WaterNSW has no particular comments or requirements. WaterNSW requests the Department continues to consult with us on all proposals that may impact on WaterNSW land, assets or infrastructure.
Judy Coburn
Support
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
Accommodation provider
Leslie Radford
Object
narromine , New South Wales
Message
We object to the inland railway coming through on the existing line our area due to the following reasons.
1. property values, how much have they already been impacted and into the future? When will someone be able to give us information on this?
2. when purchased our property it has stable complex for agisting thorough bred racehorses, in the future people may not want to use our facilities due to excess noise and activity not only from trains but bells and lights also.
Will we be compensated for this?
3. There is a school bus stop in close proximity, what measures will be taken to address this matter and make it safe?
4. We will be affected greatly by noise indoors and outdoors everytime a train goes past we will feel it.
We brought this property for the peaceful rural outlook and with this amount of trains doing high speed this will be taken away from us and our neighbours.
5. We will also be impacted by waits at level crossings. makes popping into to town inconvenient.
We are completely against these trains going on the existing railway so close to town.
Charissa Thurbon
Object
Narromine , New South Wales
Message
We completely object to the inland rail using the existing railway line in our neighbour or building a new line.
Our reasons are as follows.
- property values, havevtheyvalready been affected? By how much already and how much in the future?
- Noise, extra noise from a minimum of 10 trains a day doing high speeds. Also flashing lights and bells.
- safety, what actions will be taken to make These crossings safe so close to town? There have already been 2 fatalities in this area in recent years.
- my children use the bus stop close to one of the level crossings. Safety issue.
-lost time at level crossings. I have been told that it will start with 10 trains a day at 1.8km long and the thecwait time will start with a 2 min wait. Makes popping into town inconvenient. This wait time will get longer as the trains do.
- if the new line goes in the paddock across from my property it will take away my pieceful rural view.
We completely object to this inland rail.
ROBERT HANDSAKER
Comment
Narromine , New South Wales
Message
WE THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 87 OLD BACKWATER ROAD NARROMINE WISH TO MAKE A SUBMISSION FOR
COMPENSATION FOR FINANCIAL AND PERSONAL HARDSHIP DUE TOO THE IMMEDIATE AND PROFOUND IMPACT THE INLAND RAIL PROJECT WILL HAVE ON OUR PROPERTY AND PERSONAL WELL BEING.
WE HAVE LIVED AT 87 OLD BACKWATER ROAD,NARROMINE FOR 27 YEARS AND ENJOYED A RELAXED RURAL LIFESTYLE IN HARMONY WITH THE CURRENT RAIL OPERATION. OUR PROPERTY IS OUR INVESTMENT FOR RETIREMENT.
AT 87 OLD BACKWATER ROAD THE ENTIRE EASTERN BOUNDRY OF OUR LAND IS THE NARROMINE TO PARKES RAIL LINE. OUR PROPERTY IS APPROX. 7 ACRES.
OUR TWO MAIN BEDROOMS OF OUR HOUSE ARE ON THE EASTERN SIDE AND ARE ONLY APPROX 30 METRES FROM THE RAILWAY LINE. THERE IS ALSO A RAIL CROSSING ON OLD BACKWATER RD WHICH IS THE NORTHERN BOUNDRY TO OUR PROPERTY AND APPROX 80 METRES FROM OUR HOUSE.

THE PROPOSED UPGRADE TO THE RAILWAY LINE IS SO TRAINS OVER 1.5 KMS LONG CAN TRAVELL PAST OUR PROPERTY AT OVER 100 KPH WITH ONE MOVEMENT EVERY HOUR.
THIS WOULD MEAN THE LEVEL CROSSING WOULD HAVE TO BE UPGRADED TO FLASHING LIGHTS BELLS OR EVEN BOOM GATES.

THIS IS A VAST DIFFENCE FROM WHAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED FOR 27 YEARS.
I PERSONALLY HAVE GROWN UP WITH THE RAILWAY AS MY FATHER WAS NARROMINES LAST STATION MASTER SO MY DECISION TO PURCHASE 27 YEARS AGO AND LIVE AT 87 OLD BACKWATER ROAD WAS MADE KNOWING THE IMPACT OF LOCAL RAIL MOVEMENTS
THIS IS A TOTALLY NEW SENERIO WHICH WILL IMPACT US FINANCIALLY AND PERSONALLY.

WE WILL BE SEEKING COMPENSATION FOR THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY VALUATION LOSS AND PAIN AND SUFFERING.
WHILST I AM IN FAVOUR OF THE PROJECT DISPENSATION SHOULD ALLOWED FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHOEVERS BOUNDRY DIRECTLY JOINS THE RAIL LINE AND WHOEVERS DWELLING IS DIRECTLY IMPACTED BOTH FINANCIALLY AND PERSONALLY
Pauline Allen
Comment
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
My house block at which I reside is less than 100 metres to the railway line in question as well as one of the closest houses to the level crossing (Whitton Park Rd Peak Hill).
While in general favour of the project as a whole I am concerned about the possible noise of the faster, more frequent trains proposed as well as the possibility of boom gates, bells and whistles one would expect as a safety aspect for the crossing.
Dense foliage as well as installation of shutters / double glazing on the two back bedroom windows may be required if the level of noise and vibration becomes intolerable. Any advice or assistance would be appreciated in this regard.
Name Withheld
Comment
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
As my house is approximately 35 mtrs from the railway line level crossing. I'm very concerned about the level of noise and vibrations, that are at a significant level already, and will obviously increase due to faster trains and more constant use of the line, but to what level is unknown. My other concern would be whether the up grade to the line would consist of bells, flashing lights or even the crossing lit up to an extreme degree at night which would obviously be some what of an issue. As I believe the Inland Rail Project to be a great asset to our state, I will be anticipating positive solutions and communication regarding my concerns, regards, Matthew Sharah.
Name Withheld
Comment
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
I am writing about the operational rail noise level for my property, P2N_Rx0287, which is Aeq 59 (night) which is below the criteria for noise abatement of 60 yet my neighbour at P2N_ Rx0285 has been identified to be considered for noise abatement at Aeq 61. I would like to know why this is so as we are both the same distance from the tracks and will both be equally affected by increased rail activity of both size and frequency with the Inland Rail - Parkes to Narromine project.

I am also writing to voice my concern for the construction period due to begin in 2018. I have been told that work will be carried out from 6am to 6pm Monday to Sunday. Also with the track close to my property, 3 culverts closeby have been identified with potential possession work of 24 hours a day. I am concerned of the noise level of the work being carried out for long periods across the day that will impact upon my family's daily routine as I work fulltime, as does my son who travels daily to work at Dubbo and i have a daughter who attends primary school each day. I am concerned for the noise level and interruption this will cause to us, impacting upon our time at home for sleep, rest and relaxion during the times of day that we are home and not working, especially during the early hours of the morning and if work is to be carried out 24 hours a day.
Name Withheld
Object
Narromine , New South Wales
Message
We whole heartily object to the inland rail continuing past the back boundary of our property. We feel that it would significantly decrease the value of our property & disrupt our lifestyle and don't feel that we would be sufficiently compensated because of its existence. I don't feel that a major rail network cutting directly through one of the more affluent parts of town would be of any benefit to a small rural community.
We hope that adequate consideration has been given to the residences both directly and indirectly affected by the rail and all that it entails.
Name Withheld
Comment
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
Background Information
Family operated mixed farming business producing wheat, canola, barley, fat lambs, wool and cattle. Our long narrow property runs parallel with the railway line on both sides of the track for approximately 6km.
Concerns
Our residence is not far from the track will be affected by the increased noise levels during construction. Once the project is complete, increased train movements will lead to more noise too.
Dust during construction stage affecting crop/pastures and livestock production. Our residence would be affected by dust as it is nearby.
Decreased value of our farming land due to restricted access for stock/crop management and production.
Loss of production due to stock not grazing near rail line because of increased traffic, noise and speed of trains.
Work health and safety of farm employees because it will be more dangerous to shift large machinery and stock across the train track because of increased speed of trains and volume of traffic.
We fear we might lose some of our already existing track crossings. We have a large number of crossings because our property is long and narrow. We used all the existing crossing on regular basis in order run our business.
The railway corridor, is currently poorly maintained. It is over run with obnoxious weeds and at times is a fire hazard. The access tracks are not regularly graded and maintained with large pot holes, long grass and old railway rubbish. Thus making fighting fires or attending derailments a hazardous task.



Name Withheld
Object
Narromine , New South Wales
Message
Noise
Railway crossing more toots from horns
Excess noise by more frequent rail use
Devaluation of property
Have an evaporitve air system need to have doors and windows open to operate it. Excess noise will affect this
Family members work various shifts day/night noise will affect sleep/rest time
Work to upgrade line wiill create excess noise
Warick Kopp
Comment
Peak Hill , New South Wales
Message
We are seeking the installation of an underpass on our property to allow us to safely move our sheep from one side of the railway line to the other.
We are a major Merino sheep operation selling sheep throughout Australia and overseas.
We carry 18,000 sheep on our property with the property being bisected in half by the railway line.
We have sheep crossing in mobs of 200-600 many times throughout the year and without an underpass or some other way of safely moving them this would have a big impact on our business.
Moving valuable stock across the railway line with the proposed number of train movements and speed of the trains would prove extremely dangerous for both the people and stock involved. As well as family members who move sheep we have employees who continually work with the sheep moving them when necessary and this would be a massive WH&S issue for us.
Name Withheld
Comment
Parkes , New South Wales
Message
We lease a property which has access to two level crossings. After viewing the EIS at Parkes we noticed that the level crossing 478 was marked in the incorrect spot and another was missing from the relevant maps.
ROBERT HANDSAKER
Comment
Narromine , New South Wales
Message
Adjoining land holder registering intent to seek compensation for personal loss and hardship if rail line proposed which property joins is the chosen as preferred route
Narromine Shire Council
Comment
NARROMINE , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached submission.
Attachments
Parkes Shire Council
Comment
Parkes , New South Wales
Message
Please find attached submission from Parkes Shire Council.
Attachments
NSW Environmental Protection Authority
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
Submission is attached
Attachments
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Comment
Orange , New South Wales
Message
submission is attached
Attachments
Transport for NSW
Comment
Chippendale , New South Wales
Message
Submission from TfNSW and RMS is attached
Attachments
Siding Spring Observatory Dark Sky Committee
Comment
Coonabarabran , New South Wales
Message
See uploaded files
Attachments

Pagination

Project Details

Application Number
SSI-7475
Assessment Type
State Significant Infrastructure
Development Type
Rail transport facilities
Local Government Areas
Narromine Shire, Parkes Shire
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister
Last Modified By
SSI-7475-Mod-1
Last Modified On
22/12/2020

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