The proposal calls for the delivery of approx. 650,000tpa of household (red bin) waste to the facility. Most of this will come from the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to replace landfill. It was mentioned at the info session that approx. 120,000tpa of that waste may be delivered by rail.
It was made clear that the logistics have already been thought out. Apparently, and I'm happy to stand corrected on the exact terminology, the existing Maryvale 'paper train' is allowed to be 1200m long. It commonly runs now at 700m long. Therefore, an additional 500m worth of cars carrying garbage can be attached on the existing empty Down and return empty on the existing loaded Up. This means that the locos will be loaded both ways. There will be no need for a separate train to supply the EfW plant.
AP is firmly fair dinkum in proceeding with the EfW plant; it is only regulatory processes that is preventing shovels in the ground from happening in the next year or so.
To facilitate this project, we can also look forward to a transfer station, possibly including rail siding, 'somewhere' in Melbourne's S.E.