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.