Murray Basin standardisation

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

So are there any tenders out for SG conversion of Gheringhap to Ballarat, and DG to Maryborough?

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  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
So are there any tenders out for SG conversion of Gheringhap to Ballarat, and DG to Maryborough?
Carnot
Ballarat-Maryborough no, but the Gheringhap-Warrenheip section was envisaged in the previous contract.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

So are there any tenders out for SG conversion of Gheringhap to Ballarat, and DG to Maryborough?
Ballarat-Maryborough no, but the Gheringhap-Warrenheip section was envisaged in the previous contract.
james.au
Thanks!  I'm guessing the previous contract has gone thru the shredder?
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

So if Sea Lake and Manangatang remain BG, Maryborough - Ballarat is DG and either:
Ballarat - Gheringhap is DG
or
Ballarat - Gheringhap SG and BG freight goes via Ballan and, for Geelong traffic, Melbourne.
There would be no access to Portland from Sea Lake and Manangatang (such as mineral sands).
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Thanks!  I'm guessing the previous contract has gone thru the shredder?
Carnot

Yes, in the middle of last year when the contractor went belly up, my understanding is that the contract was terminated, in the specific legal sense of no obligations continuing to exist for either party.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
So are there any tenders out for SG conversion of Gheringhap to Ballarat, and DG to Maryborough?
Ballarat-Maryborough no, but the Gheringhap-Warrenheip section was envisaged in the previous contract.
Thanks!  I'm guessing the previous contract has gone thru the shredder?
Carnot
Maybe, it could be on the Victorian govt tenders website but id say they'd have scrubbed as much of it away as possible.

If only someone had downloaded all of the contract and ammendments as they were issued.........

PM me if you want the link to my drive file Smile

EDIT: PIMM's response seems to be what you're after, I'm referring to the tender documents.
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
So if Sea Lake and Manangatang remain BG, Maryborough - Ballarat is DG and either:
Ballarat - Gheringhap is DG
or
Ballarat - Gheringhap SG and BG freight goes via Ballan and, for Geelong traffic, Melbourne.
There would be no access to Portland from Sea Lake and Manangatang (such as mineral sands).
kitchgp
Iluka needs SG for its mineral sands traffic. Keeping Sea Lake & Manangatang on BG is a temporary measure while the State Govt. finds some more funding sources (like the Feds). My money would be on some sort of scope reduction for that phase of the project too - I wonder how much of the Sea Lake line they can close without affecting traffic volumes too much?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
When are the mineral sands going to happen though?
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

So if Sea Lake and Manangatang remain BG, Maryborough - Ballarat is DG and either:
Ballarat - Gheringhap is DG
or
Ballarat - Gheringhap SG and BG freight goes via Ballan and, for Geelong traffic, Melbourne.
There would be no access to Portland from Sea Lake and Manangatang (such as mineral sands).
Iluka needs SG for its mineral sands traffic. Keeping Sea Lake & Manangatang on BG is a temporary measure while the State Govt. finds some more funding sources (like the Feds). My money would be on some sort of scope reduction for that phase of the project too - I wonder how much of the Sea Lake line they can close without affecting traffic volumes
LancedDendrite
Not  necessarily .  If they re-open the mothballed processing plant at Hamilton then Manangatang - Dunolly needs to go to sg so sands can get to Hamilton to be processed then exported via Portland.

But if the plant at Hamilton remains closed (Which Iluka have cast doubt on Hamilton re-opening) the sands can go on bg and be shipped from there to Western Australia and processed at Ilukas major processing plant in WA .