• Funding program Major Project Business Case
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Rail
  • Expected start/finish Early 2020 - Early 2021
  • Estimated project cost $16,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $8,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Bathurst Regional Council,Blacktown City Council,Blayney Shire Council,Blue Mountains City Council,Burwood Council,Cabonne Shire Council,Forbes Shire Council,City of Lithgow Council,Orange City Council,Parkes Shire Council,Penrith City Council,Strathfield Municipal Council,The Council of the City of Sydney
  • State NSW
  • Corridor Sydney - Adelaide, Sydney - Dubbo

Project description

The project developed a strategic business case that investigated options to provide faster passenger rail services from Sydney to Parkes.


The project determined the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of improved passenger rail services from Sydney to Parkes.


The cost of the strategic business case was $16 million. The Australian Government contributed $8 million (capped) and the New South Wales Government $8 million.


The strategic business case commenced on 15 April 2020 and was completed on 7 April 2021.

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