An amazing development for inland-rail utilisation and in my view adds considerable credibility to the investment the federal government is in the process of making with inland rail. The idea a massive logistics area can swap wagons between routes is exactly what this country needs.
Thinking ahead how important now is the ability to run a train from Kilmore East via Bendigo to Maryborough to Ararat and west?
How important is it now to look seriously at completing the line from Hay to Mildura and onto Adelaide via Ouyen?
National $50m freight hub proposed for Parkes
Back again after a hard drive crash wiped out my original account.
Perhaps you would like to look at Google Earth and explain just how you would get a new line into Hay via the west?
Just a few things in the way between Murray Street and Showgrounds road that border Hay yard on the South and north sides such as A Truck company yard and heavy engineering workshop right at the west end of the yard with opposite them the Council works depot,Purtills Fuel Depot,Dog pound,SES/RFS Huge shed then a private acreage on the tip road opposite of which is Cox,s Farms Vinyards,Workshops,packing sheds and 3 houses.
To the right of Cox,s is the waste treatment plant behind which is the 6 hectare tip and waste transfer depot.
All of this blocks any access into the Original Hay yard and Station area,So the only way of going via Hay would be to go at least 2km North of our town or by going south of town both of which would be blocked by the owners of the major size properties (Roughly 20km long by 10km wide for the smaller ones) who will not give up valuable grazing and cropping lands for a Rail corridore through their properties.
So basicly it will NEVER happen despite gunzel dreams.