GrainCorp last week confirmed that it will proceed with the next phase of the $18.5 million state-of-the-art grain silo project at Yamala, near Emerald, thanks to Queensland Government funding. This silo will be built on a 47Ha site within the emerging Central Queensland Inland Port (CQIP).
Brad Foster, Regional Manager for Queensland said: “Last week the Queensland Government and Central Highlands Council announced funding for the construction of a rail siding and road infrastructure at CQIP.
“This new site will have six bunkers and a 1,000 tonnes per hour rail loading facility. The facility will deliver at least a $5/tonne rail saving benefit to Queensland growers from a 25 percent reduction in train cycle time to Gladstone port terminal. It will secure at least 100,000 tonnes per year on rail from local roads.
“This will be our flagship site in Queensland and a benchmark for future investment and could not have been possible without the Queensland Government’s support.
“We would also like to thank AgForce, who have been a strong supporter of Project Regeneration and the benefits it will deliver to Queensland growers. We look forward to continue working with them to improve the competitiveness of Queensland grain,” Mr Foster said.
Construction is expected to take around 18 months.
KEY FEATURES OF NEW SILO AT YAMALA
180,000+ tonnes grain capacity
Up to 12 segregations
1.5km rail siding – can handle 42 wagons
1,000 tonnes per hour rail loading
Truck marshalling yard
One-direction traffic flow