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High Speed Rail

The Federal Government recently released a High Speed Rail Study - Phase 2 report which includes a defined route map of a possible High Speed Rail alignment between Brisbane and Melbourne. A limited number of stations are proposed outside of the capital centres, including a station in the Southern Highlands, near Mittagong. 


The changes that a High Speed Rail system would make are likely to be far reaching and the possible impacts, both positive and negative, need to be considered.


For further information see Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development High Speed Rail page (external link).



High Speed Rail & Freight Rail Seminar


Wingecarribee Shire Council organised a High Speed Rail (HSR)/Freight Rail Seminar for the general public, local MPs, Councils, business and development organisations throughout southern NSW to attend on Tuesday 28 May 2013.


The seminar aimed to provide information from selected presenters who drew from their own expertise in the fields of both High Speed Rail and Freight Rail.


Council is grateful to the following people who presented at the seminar and also participated in a panel discussion:


  • Mr Phil Potterton (Service Line Leader, Transport Strategy and Economics, GHD)
  • Mr Angus Taylor (background in freight rail and agriculture)
  • Mr Noel McCann (Director, Planning and Government Relations, Canberra Airport)
  • Mr Phil Allan (Director, Policy and Advocacy, Australasian Railway Association)

Copies of the presentations are provided below:


Phil Allen (PDF, 2.58MB)
Phil Potterton (PDF, 791kB)
Noel McCann (PDF, 5.61MB)
Gen Okajima (PDF, 2.38MB)
Angus Taylor (PDF, 2.45MB)

For further information contact:

Frank Iacono

Transportation Planning Engineer

Telephone: (02) 4868-0888











Last Updated: August 25th, 2015
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