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Rail network expected to drive success

The implementation of a strategy to help country communities take advantage of the forthcoming Inland Rail network has been met with approval by RDA Orana chairperson John Walkom. The strategic planning tool, Are you ready for Inland Rail? will be developed by Regional Australia Institute and was commissioned by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities to assist regions…

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Inland Rail’s Narromine to Narrabri leg on track

The Narromine to Narrabri section of the Inland Rail project is underway, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation awarding a $13.5M works contract to begin this section of the groundbreaking 1700km project. JacobsGHD IR Joint Venture will undertake feasibility design work, which forms a crucial part of the engineering component of the job. Orana RDA Director of Regional Development Megan…

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Melbourne and Brisbane flights return to the region

Orana passengers will once again be able to fly to Melbourne and Brisbane, thanks to confirmation that regional airline Fly Corporate will begin serving the area.  RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon praised Dubbo Regional Council for its commitment to reinstating the service for the benefit of residents in the region. “This is very exciting news,” she said.…

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Newell Highway upgrade a key priority

Upgrading the Newell Highway would cement its place as one of the key links in the National Land Transport Network. Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chair John Walkom has welcomed Infrastructure Australia earmarking the inland NSW artery as a focus for future development. “A lot of the projects are metropolitan-based so this is a win for regional Australia,” Mr Walkom…