A win:win outcome that combines robust economic development with a positive environmental impact that is expected to benefit government, industry, the indigenous and local community in regional North West Queensland – a unique and sustainable multi-layered rail infrastructure solution for all stakeholders across the value chain that promotes economic and commercial development in an environmentally responsible manner.
Grand Central Industries (Holdings) Pty Ltd (“GCIH”) – a Queensland Incorporated Company – seeks to construct, deliver and operate a strategically located, multi-user, multi-use intermodal terminal that is to be located in the shire of Cloncurry (North West), Queensland (the “Project”). GCIH is in the latter stages of final preparatory works prior to commencing construction of this significant, government supported, debottlenecking rail infrastructure solution – an industrial scale, intermodal terminal connecting to the Flinders Highway and the Great Northern Railway (a $13b government owned rail asset).
The Project will be strategically located approximately 7 km east of the township of Cloncurry, North West Queensland, and is forecast to materially increase access to the Great Northern Railway and rail haulage services for numerous industries and product classes across this significant rail corridor. Furthermore, this infrastructure Project is forecast to provide for greater commercial and economic efficiencies in an environmentally friendly manner, whilst also enabling access to downstream infrastructure (i.e. the Port of Townsville) and international markets more competitively.
A hardstand area that is 1,500m in length and 150m in width for the storage of containers and other commodities / product classes;
Rail Spur and future loop capable of handling trains in excess of 1,000m;
Rail / truck loading and unloading facilities for various product categories, such as: mineral concentrates, fuel, cement, agricultural & general freight;
A new intersection connecting to the Flinders Highway; and
Gate house entrance, plus Stormwater detention and sediment basins.