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Local councils say there is a crisis of confidence in Victoria's rail freight industry.
Last week, rival Wimmera grain businesses banded together to voice their concern about the future of the region's rail freight service.
They say uncertainty in the sector is jeopardising jobs and investment, and could force some companies to move interstate.
The Wimmera's intermodal operator is currently negotiating with rail provider Pacific National to continue its service beyond the end of this month.
Vernon Knight from the Alliance of Councils for Rail Freight Development says that without major changes, it is difficult to see how the sector's problems will be solved.
"There's in fact, a crisis of confidence in terms of there being a short-term solution," he said.
"That's tragic because we can ill afford to see the development of other arrangements that would see freight, and in this case grain, migrate to other states and potentially the freight task migrate to other roads."
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