Road, rail, housing key to WIM Resources' Avonbank Project Dooen mine success

 
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Well it's all on the table in the Wimmera, passenger trains, again and now more mineral sands again.

Looks like they are interested at looking into the rail system for transporting there product but they don't really say what improvements their after ?

Authorities will be under pressure to upgrade and maintain road and rail infrastructure across the Wimmera to cope with predicted mining development north of Horsham.

Housing availability is also vital to ensuring the project’s success.

Leaders behind a WIM Resource Avonbank Project near Dooen expect 60 trucks would be moving material in and out of the mine site each day when running at its full capacity.

He said he hoped the rail network would improve before the mine was fully operational.

“We’ve got the rail here accessible on site, however, there are issues with the existing infrastructure,” he said.

“The line from Maroona to Portland hasn’t been upgraded by state or federal governments, so to start with we will be putting the product on road.

“We’re currently doing our traffic-impact study as part of the EES and we estimate there could be about 30 trucks, or 60 a day when you consider the round trip.”


Predictions are that Avonbank mine will generate millions of dollars for the Horsham district economy.

It is one of four of the world’s largest proposed sand-mining projects within a 70-kilometre radius of Horsham.


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  Carnot Minister for Railways

Well it's all on the table in the Wimmera, passenger trains, again and now more mineral sands again.

Looks like they are interested at looking into the rail system for transporting there product but they don't really say what improvements there're after ?

Authorities will be under pressure to upgrade and maintain road and rail infrastructure across the Wimmera to cope with predicted mining development north of Horsham.

Housing availability is also vital to ensuring the project’s success.

Leaders behind a WIM Resource Avonbank Project near Dooen expect 60 trucks would be moving material in and out of the mine site each day when running at its full capacity.

He said he hoped the rail network would improve before the mine was fully operational.

“We’ve got the rail here accessible on site, however, there are issues with the existing infrastructure,” he said.

“The line from Maroona to Portland hasn’t been upgraded by state or federal governments, so to start with we will be putting the product on road.

“We’re currently doing our traffic-impact study as part of the EES and we estimate there could be about 30 trucks, or 60 a day when you consider the round trip.”


Predictions are that Avonbank mine will generate millions of dollars for the Horsham district economy.

It is one of four of the world’s largest proposed sand-mining projects within a 70-kilometre radius of Horsham.


https://theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/articles/road-rail-housing-key-to-wim-resources-avonbank-project-dooen-mine-success/?section=1045

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Who will cough up the cash?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
"One of four of the world’s largest proposed sand-mining projects" - mmmmm, really?
The Maroona to Portland line is quite capable of taking the equivalent of 30 loaded truck moves a day if it was on rail.

Typical tosh from people with PhDs in digging rocks out the ground.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

30 trucks x 60tonnes(?)/truck = 1800tonnes/day.

One train a day, even at ridiculously slow track speed - easy!

Sounds like they are trying to justify putting that tonnage on the roads.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.
Carnot
Yes, good call Carnot, there's enough trucks around at the moment shifting the huge harvest. The G'vot of the time did a deal with Iluka to rail their mineral sands from Ouyen to Hamilton and prior to that it was trucked, every 12 minutes a truck through Cavendish 27/7.

With the current proposal there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of product to come out of the biggest mine in the universe Rolling Eyes

And Lockspike, 30 trucks, they haven't specified what type of truck but a semi 30tonne, b-double 45, a-double not sure probably 55 or so, perhaps it's only a tray truck 8 tonne..Razz

BigShunter.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.
Yes, good call Carnot, there's enough trucks around at the moment shifting the huge harvest. The G'vot of the time did a deal with Iluka to rail their mineral sands from Ouyen to Hamilton and prior to that it was trucked, every 12 minutes a truck through Cavendish 27/7.

With the current proposal there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of product to come out of the biggest mine in the universe Rolling Eyes

And Lockspike, 30 trucks, they haven't specified what type of truck but a semi 30tonne, b-double 45, a-double not sure probably 55 or so, perhaps it's only a tray truck 8 tonne..Razz

BigShunter.
BigShunter
A-Doubles can be 70t...
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.
Yes, good call Carnot, there's enough trucks around at the moment shifting the huge harvest. The G'vot of the time did a deal with Iluka to rail their mineral sands from Ouyen to Hamilton and prior to that it was trucked, every 12 minutes a truck through Cavendish 27/7.

With the current proposal there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of product to come out of the biggest mine in the universe Rolling Eyes

And Lockspike, 30 trucks, they haven't specified what type of truck but a semi 30tonne, b-double 45, a-double not sure probably 55 or so, perhaps it's only a tray truck 8 tonne..Razz

BigShunter.
A-Doubles can be 70t...
RustyRick
Ahhh the weights I have quoted is the Net weight, as in the weight of load being carried, not Gross weight which is the weight of the loaded truck.

A-Doubles can actually be up to 85 tonne gross weight on designated roads, A-Doubles that go over the Westgate are limited to 68 tonne same weight as a B-Double and if they aren't going over the Westgate to a different part of the wharf I think they are limited to 76 tonne ( gross ) - about 23 tonne which is the Tare ( weight of the unlaiden rig ).
Sorry for the confusion, I assumed Lockspike was referring to the weight of the load being carried.

BigShunter.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.
Yes, good call Carnot, there's enough trucks around at the moment shifting the huge harvest. The G'vot of the time did a deal with Iluka to rail their mineral sands from Ouyen to Hamilton and prior to that it was trucked, every 12 minutes a truck through Cavendish 27/7.

With the current proposal there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of product to come out of the biggest mine in the universe Rolling Eyes

And Lockspike, 30 trucks, they haven't specified what type of truck but a semi 30tonne, b-double 45, a-double not sure probably 55 or so, perhaps it's only a tray truck 8 tonne..Razz

BigShunter.
A-Doubles can be 70t...
Ahhh the weights I have quoted is the Net weight, as in the weight of load being carried, not Gross weight which is the weight of the loaded truck.

A-Doubles can actually be up to 85 tonne gross weight on designated roads, A-Doubles that go over the Westgate are limited to 68 tonne same weight as a B-Double and if they aren't going over the Westgate to a different part of the wharf I think they are limited to 76 tonne ( gross ) - about 23 tonne which is the Tare ( weight of the unlaiden rig ).
Sorry for the confusion, I assumed Lockspike was referring to the weight of the load being carried.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
No worries. I deal with total mass on roads daily.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
"One of four of the world’s largest proposed sand-mining projects" - mmmmm, really?
The Maroona to Portland line is quite capable of taking the equivalent of 30 loaded truck moves a day if it was on rail.

Typical tosh from people with PhDs in digging rocks out the ground.
bingley hall
One would guess that Dooen would be well placed to handle transship traffic.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
No worries. I deal with total mass on roads daily.
RustyRick
That'd be more like total mess down your way wouldn't it RR? ie the mess that the mass makes of the roads!
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Sorry for the confusion, I assumed Lockspike was referring to the weight of the load being carried.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
I was, but I wasn't sure how much, hence my question mark.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
No worries. I deal with total mass on roads daily.
That'd be more like total mess down your way wouldn't it RR? ie the mess that the mass makes of the roads!
BrentonGolding
Not according to VicRoads and their contractor.

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