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Fixing Country Rail Funding Round Now Open

Transport for NSW has just announced the opening of a new round of Fixing Country Rail

May 2017

 "Fixing Country Rail is a program to fund rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints on the NSW regional rail network and reduce the cost to market for regional businesses. It is designed to complement the Fixing Country Roads program to build an efficient freight transport network in regional NSW.


Projects funded under Fixing Country Rail could include sidings, passing loops, the reopening of non-operational sections and network enhancements that allow the use of faster, longer and heavier trains."


Morrison Low has built an expert team of financial analysts, economists, engineers and business case specialists who have developed an extensive track record of assisting councils prepare funding applications for infrastructure grants.


Whether it be an airport, road, saleyard, pipeline or other piece of transport or community infrastructure, seeking grant funding requires a strong approach to economic analysis that ensures project costs and benefits are carefully analysed across a project’s lifecycle; a realistic Benefit Cost Ratio is calculated; economic and social impacts that flow from a project are quantified and described; and other project risks, delivery, strategic alignment and management issues are well understood.


Morrison Low’s multidisciplinary team work together, and in close partnership with council staff, to ensure that all inputs to a business case and funding application come together to present an accurate, comprehensive and compelling case for funding bodies. Our business cases and funding applications have had a very high success rate, over the past two years achieving over $80 million of grant funding for regional and rural communities across a range of different project types. 


For more information contact Stephen Bunting on 02 9211 2991 or s.bunting@morrisonlow.com.