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Nebo Train Maintenance Facility

  • Type/Category

  • Client

    Pacific National
  • Location

  • Project Value



  • Planning

New state-of-the-art Train Maintenance Facility in rural Nebo, the first facility of its type in Australia, to support Pacific National’s coal haulage operations and increase its services along local rail networks. The facility encompasses innovative design and maintenance techniques and houses a maintenance building, wash down area, warehouse, turn table and wheel lathe building, two processing buildings, water treatment facility, water storage dam and tanks, sticky coal elevated ramp and a locomotive testing facility, with 7km of new rail line and 6km of service road.

The WCG Value add


  • Strategic guidance and due diligence advice throughout the site selection process to de-risk the planning aspects of site selection, culminating in selection of a strategically located rural site with development potential for the facility despite conflict with the planning scheme zoning
  • Engagement with the local community, Council and State agencies to communicate with key stakeholders about the proposal, community benefits and key issues
  • Managing the DA application process, culminating in a development approval.