A proposed overpass in inland northern NSW has been given a $35.2 million boost courtesy of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative.
The $44 million Intermodal Overpass project is intended to improve supply-chain efficiency for local communities and better connections to the Newell Highway and the Inland Rail connecting Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
The federal government has already committed $300 million towards the NSW section of the Toowoomba to Seymour Inland Rail Corridor.
Mayor of Moree Plains Shire Council Katrina Humphries said the council was pleased to be partnering with the Commonwealth and Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver the overpass project.
“Council will be providing $550,000 towards the project to secure a direct interface connection to Inland Rail for improved freight productivity,” Cr Humphries said.
Click here for more information about proposed upgrades to the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor in NSW.