ARTC Inland Rail, independent sustainability professional services

Independent sustainability professional services, vast rail upgrade project. First projects are Parkes to Narromine and Narrabri to North Star.

Comprising 13 individual projects and spanning 1700 kilometres from Melbourne to Brisbane, ARTC’s Inland Rail is the largest freight rail project in Australia and one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the world.

ARTC is working towards a program rating with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s rating scheme.

ARTC has appointed Losee Consulting as ‘Independent Sustainability Professionals’ for the entire program. Our work is at ‘arms length’ to meet ISCA’s independence requirements for credits including Man‑3 and Man‑5.

Our activities include—

  • Regular meetings with Inland Rail’s sustainability team to review progress and issues
  • Auditing design and construction contractors
  • Critically reviewing technical documents (e.g. climate change and materials modelling)
  • Reviewing rating assessments prior to submission for verification.

Although detached, our professional guidance has aided ARTC in determining its overall approach to the program rating and shaping the way it is leading its many delivery partners to apply sustainability.