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The owner of a grain receival site at Coonamble says he's been unable to move tonnes of grain because due to bureaucratic red-tape.
The Agrigrain facility opened earlier this month and its silos are full of faba beans ready for export.
The director David Ringland says while he has been given permission to use a recently upgraded rail line between Dubbo and Coonamble, Transport New South Wales has not signed-off on it.
He says he has already had to cancel two trains and may have to move the produce by road.
"It's just been an absolute nightmare for us over the last 10 days," he said.
"There was the euphoria of having our opening and all of the really strong response from the growers around Coonamble and then just suddenly we seem to have just run into a bureaucratic road block, or in this case rail block if you like."
Mr Ringland says it flies in the face of a push to get more people to invest in regional areas.
"Today there are 12 people in Coonamble who have a job that two months ago didn't have a job.
"We've committed our time, our effort and our money to develop a business that fulfils all of those ideals of expanding regional New South Wales, using the rail infrastructure.
"Here we are, ready, willing and able and the road block's still there."
A spokesman for Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says they hope to have the matter resolved this week.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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