Project Regeneration - Building a Better Network

GrainCorp’s Storage and Logistics network provides the vital link between Australia’s growers and the world.

Project Regeneration was launched to create a more efficient network of storage sites across Australia’s eastern grain belt. These sites offer:

So far, nine sites have been successfully built or upgraded, delivering efficiencies worth at least $5 per tonne to growers. During the record 2016 harvest, the benefits of these upgrades have started to accrue, with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of grain moving back to rail.  These sites also handled a record amount of grain while offering growers industry-leading turnaround times.

The more efficient the supply chain, the more competitive Australian grain is on the world stage.

Government Support

GrainCorp has worked closely with the Australian Government and the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments to highlight the broad benefits of our investments.

The governments have recognised the wider community and economic benefits of a competitive grains industry and have agreed to upgrade targeted government-owned assets.


Projects Under Construction or Planned for 2017

In 2017, we are already working on three sites with a further five expected to break ground this year.

We are continuing to work with local communities and government to secure the relevant support and approval. At this stage we expect Project Regeneration to continue through to 2020.

GrainCorp is committed to providing Australian growers with an internationally competitive supply chain.

Project Regeneration – completed sites

Completed sites Location Upgrade
Victoria Rainbow* Upgraded rail loading allowing us to load a 40-wagon train in under three hours. This will cut the cycle time from 48 to 36 hours.
Oaklands Enhanced bunker system, new weigh bridge and new traffic flow decreasing turnaround times Upgraded rail prepositioning and rail loading capability, reducing the cycle time of a 40 Wagon train from 48 to 36 hours.
Tocumwal Increased private siding from eight-wagon capacity to 40 wagons The upgrades at Tocumwal will reduce the rail cycle time of a 40 Wagon train from 48 to 36 hours.
New South Wales Calleen New state-of-the-art site built near West Wyalong capable of loading a 40-wagon train in two hours with a 36-hour cycle time to Port Kembla.
Ardlethan* Upgraded rail prepositioning and high speed rail loading capability. The upgrades at Ardlethan will reduce the rail cycle time of a 40 Wagon train from 48 to 36 hours.
Nevertire* Upgraded rail prepositioning and high speed rail loading capability. The upgrades at Nevertire will reduce the rail cycle time of a 40 Wagon train from 48 to 36 hours.
Burren Junction* Retrofitted rail loading facilities improving rail loading times by 70 percent and below rail works facilitating the loading of a full 40 wagon unit train.
Junee Significant site upgrades including enhanced bunker system and inbound capability improving turnaround times during harvest.
Red Bend Significant site upgrades including enhanced bunker system, new weigh bridge and new traffic flow decreasing turnaround times.

*These sites have been completed along with upgrades to government-owned assets. The government’s support has been vital in enabling us to realise the full potential of the upgrades.


Projects Under Construction or Planned for 2017

 

Projects Under Construction or Planned for 2017 Location Upgrade
Victoria Murrayville* (under construction) Wide range of site upgrades including a significant upgrade to the rail loading speed and loading of a 40 wagon train.
Yarrawonga (planned) Installation of rail prepositioning and rail loading capability at the bunker site along with new rail siding. This removes thousands of trucks from the Yarrawonga CBD.
Warracknabeal Currently being finalised.
New South Wales Cunningar** (under construction) Upgrade and expansion to existing site. Including new bunkers, rail loading and traffic management while loading a 40 wagon train. Cycle time to improve from 48 to 24 hours.
Trangie (under construction) Upgraded the sites rail prepositioning and rail loading capability allowing us to load a 40-wagon train in approximately four hours.
Barrellen* Currently being finalised.
Hillston* Currently being finalised.
Quandialla Upgraded rail prepositioning and rail loading capability allowing us to load a 40-wagon train in three hours.
Coonamble New Rail loader with 3000 pre-position tonnes capable of loading a 48 wagon train. 
 Queensland  Yamala* (Emerald)  Construction of a new 180,000 tonne grain receival site as part of the Central Queensland Inland Port (CQIP)

* These sites have been completed along with upgrades to government-owned assets. The government’s support has been vital in enabling us to realise the full potential of the upgrades.
** The Cunningar site is backed by the local community, Australian Government (National Stronger Regions Fund) and Hilltops Council.