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.
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