Unlocking economic growth in our cities and regional centres

Freight infrastructure investment is critical to the prosperity of our cities and communities, providing industry and producers with supply chain benefits as well as enhancing market competitiveness. SMEC delivers all aspects of heavy haul rail including formwork, track geometry and multimodal ports and terminals.


Freight infrastructure offers the key to unlocking economic growth in our cities and regional centres. SMEC has partnered with freight operators to deliver end to end feasibility, design, and construction services to minimise interface risks, and maximise safety.


Addressing the varying geotechnical solutions and technical challenges presented by heavy haul rail, SMEC worked with our partners to develop innovative, performance-based solutions.


Our capabilities extend to detailed surveys, design of bridges and culverts, rail corridors, land acquisition, earthworks, geotechnical modelling, utilities, and waterways. Specialist capabilities include:

  • Asset Management
  • Alignment
  • Business case development
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Capacity building and training
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communications and SCADA
  • Compliance
  • Construction Management and Supervision
  • Contract Management
  • Digital design, BIM and automation
  • Drainage and Water Management Systems
  • Depot Design
  • Earthworks
  • Environment and Social Impact Assessment
  • Geotechnical Investigations and tunnelling
  • Gantries, Retaining Walls, Noise Walls
  • Independent Certification & Verification
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Overhead Line Equipment
  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Project Controls and Project Management Office
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety
  • Scheduling systems
  • Services Relocation & Protection
  • Signalling systems
  • Station design
  • Surveillance
  • Surveying
  • System Assurance
  • Systems verification and validation
  • Temporary works
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Track work engineering


Talk to one of our global specialists about our Freight Rail solutions.