GrainCorp did have half ago at that back in 2015 with their program of shutting small sites and creating larger receival as well their big rail out loading sites.I think its fair to say if the Dookie branch hasn't been reactivated for this year's harvest, it never will be.I still am of the view the the best hope of getting that line re-activated will be of the grain company puts in the lions share of the coin to make it happen, or SG makes its way up to Toc at some point. After the debacle of the north west, SG going up there isent going to happen as early as it might have had the project gone well. Thinking another 10 years. Doubt its worth a few million to the grain company's to do that. They probably would stump up some cash to contribute to the gauge conversion. They will more likaly road direct to port, or over to the oaklands line.
130,000tonne of grain coming out of there and all going via road. What a bloody shame.
If I remember correctly they did have money on the table but the Gov't didn't come to the party, they also had their hand back in the pocket to spiff up the line to Murrayville, where they created one of their larger out loading sites, so I don't think their too tight to pay for some reasonable infrastructure.
actually here's one for emmastreet, where does most of this grain end going ? would it be consumed locally by diaries or feedlots. in that general area some of the cereal crops go into biscuits or something also Uncle Tobies source grain from the region.