N2N Inland Rail Project | Cadastral Survey Services

Between January and March 2021, Fyfe supported the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) on its Inland Rail, Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) project by providing cadastral survey services.


Inland Rail’s N2N project involves building 306 kilometres of new rail track in mid northwest New South Wales. The eventual completion of the N2N project will form a key part of Inland Rail’s goal to supply fast and reliable freight rail services between Melbourne and Brisbane. These freight services will support the efficient transport of grain from paddocks to ports.

Fyfe’s role was to investigate the status and location of 233 reference marks and provide in-depth cadastral survey information to Inland Rail. Our survey services supported Inland Rail’s technical team and meant improved accuracy to the draft survey-adjusted cadastral model (SACM) on the N2N route.


The cadastral reference marks were spread out over a remote stretch of more than 300 kilometres between Narromine and Narrabri.

Before beginning the project, Fyfe produced a surveying management plan and generated the necessary documentation. We then coordinated site visits and access to private properties with ARTC’s stakeholder engagement team.

To investigate the status of each cadastral reference mark, we conducted field surveys. Each mark was then designated as intact, disturbed, missing, and so on. Complete survey field notes and geotagged photos at all sites gave us full documentation.

With this collected information, Fyfe then delivered the data ARTC needed both in the survey mark register and via the ACONEX document management system.

After delivering the required survey data on time and under budget, Fyfe produced a full survey report that summarised the methods we used and the results of the project.

Services provided
  • Cadastral survey services
Appointment to the N2N CSP

Following the successful completion of the cadastral survey project, Fyfe applied for a position on, and was appointed to, ARTC’s Cadastral Services Panel (CSP) in early August. Our appointment to the panel means the opportunity to support Inland Rail with further projects on the N2N route as a preferred service provider.


Image supplied by ARTC.