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Geelong Intermodal Freight Terminal Feasibility Study: Final Report

Prepared for Victorian Department of Infrastructure Regional Development Victoria and City of Greater Geelong

September 2007

Feasibility Study: Final Report

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NEW SOUTH WALES

VICTORIA

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Feasibility Study: Final Report

Table of ContentsEXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................... 2Key Recommendations...................................................................................................................................................2 Suggested Forward Workplan ........................................................................................................................................3

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INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................................... 4 DEMAND FOR AN INTERMODAL FACILITY IN THE GEELONG REGION................................................ 62.1 Target market identification ................................................................................................................................6 2.1.1 Dairy processors .............................................................................................................................24 2.1.2 Grain and malt.................................................................................................................................27 2.1.3 Fertiliser and quarry products .........................................................................................................34 2.1.4 Foodstuffs .......................................................................................................................................37 2.1.5 Other high potential containerised freight .......................................................................................38 2.1.6 Summary of potential freight task that could be captured by an IMT..............................................39 2.1.7 Success factors...............................................................................................................................40 2.1.8 Phasing ...........................................................................................................................................40 Bulk and break bulk potential ...........................................................................................................................41 2.2.1 Non-container freight.......................................................................................................................41 2.2.2 Victorian freight corridors ................................................................................................................41 Commodities by corridor ..................................................................................................................................42 Potential business ............................................................................................................................................44 2.4.1 Paper products................................................................................................................................44 2.4.2 Aluminium .......................................................................................................................................45 2.4.3 Brown coal based products.............................................................................................................45 2.4.4 Bulk liquids......................................................................................................................................46 2.4.5 Cement............................................................................................................................................46 2.4.6 Fertiliser ..........................................................................................................................................46 2.4.7 Foodstuffs .......................................................................................................................................46 Needs and success factors ..............................................................................................................................46 Rapid benefit cost assessment ........................................................................................................................47 Outcome of detailed supply chain analysis ......................................................................................................49 Heales Road.....................................................................................................................................................50 Gheringhap Siding............................................................................................................................................57 Oyster Cove at Lascelles Wharf precinct, Port of Geelong ..............................................................................60 GrainCorp bunker site, North Shore.................................................................................................................63 Lara Site...........................................................................................................................................................64 Terminal design arrangements.........................................................................................................................71 Rail considerations...........................................................................................................................................75 3.7.1 Railway operations and costs .........................................................................................................75 3.7.2 Specific Geelong to Melbourne circumstances...............................................................................77 3.7.3 Track access...................................................................................................................................84 3.7.4 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................................85 Interim outcomes of site option assessment ....................................................................................................86 Road related heavy vehicle access considerations..........................................................................................86 3.9.1 Traffic generation ............................................................................................................................86 3.9.2 Traffic distribution............................................................................................................................88 3.9.3 Heales Road site.............................................................................................................................89 3.9.4 Gheringhap site...............................................................................................................................94 3.9.5 Lara Site..........................................................................................................................................96 Key decision making principles ......................................................................................................................100 3.10.1 Initial criteria review outcome........................................................................................................101 3.10.2 Weighting of the decision making criteria......................................................................................101 3.10.3 Outcome of initial assessment ......................................................................................................102

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ASSESSMENT OF SITE OPTIONS ........................................................................................................... 503.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7

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Outcomes of considering the Lara site..........................................................................................103

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KEY RECOMMENDATIONS ..............................................................

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