South Australia is sooo rustbelt they always get stuff backwards. The government should be mandating the use of rail.
RAA calls for urgent Eyre Peninsula roads fix, amid rail line closure
Councils would have veto over load limits on roads they maintain meaning large trucks would be banned from using the roads. if the plan is to use a standard semi and single trailer then how could it be financially viable with those tonnages. It also takes longer to unload 40 trucks than it would 40 wagons i would suggest?The roads from the Wudinna, Cummins and Rudall sites are State government maintained roads, not council roads. Not so much from Kimba if they head straight south to Cleve first. The road down to Cleve is most likely a council road, and the responsibility of the Kimba and Cleve councils.
Indeed. Had GWA spent lots of money on upgrades they would have needed to raise their rates, Viterra (or whoever was the owner of the silos, etc) would have gone looking for something cheaper, and this closure would have happened sooner.
At the end of the day the customer calls the shots, of what they want to do (that's set out by the State Government's regulations)