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Significant upgrades to an 830 km railway

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South Improvement Alliance (Australian Rail Track Corporation)

Victoria and New South Wales, Australia




  • To improve the competitiveness of rail freight transport, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) undertook a significant upgrade the 830 km main line between Melbourne and Sydney.
  • KBR delivered the design of track and civil works, and provided environmental and planning services, project coordination, and construction support.
  • The works program, with an estimated value of around AU$1 billion, included the construction of nine passing lanes (each approximately 7 kilometers long) and upgrades to track, signaling, bridges and associated rail freight facilities.
  • KBR managed the environmental approvals by state and Australian government authorities, including environmental impact assessments, permitting applications, and extensive stakeholder and community consultation.

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  • Multidisciplinary environmental and planning team, including ecologists, planners, environmental scientists and GIS specialists
  • Large-scale ecological assessments, including detailed vegetation surveys, habitat-hectare assessments, targeted species surveys, waterway and wetland assessments and spatial mapping
  • Preparation and facilitation of approvals from Australian, state and local government authorities
  • Extensive consultation with environmental and planning authorities, landholders, local communities and construction personnel
  • Preparation, implementation and auditing of numerous environment management plans
  • Net gain assessments and facilitation of native vegetation and biodiversity offsets
  • Auditing of environmental performance and improved construction management method to deliver sound environmental outcomes
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