Victorian transport study: transport of fertilizers

This report reviews the current position regarding the transport of superphosphate fertiliser manufactured in Victoria and distributed throughout the state, to the riverina and to border regions of South Australia. Current level of production is just over one million tonnes of which about 605,000 tonnes is carried by rail transport. A feature of each of the written submissions to the study by the major interested parties - the Phosphate Cooperative Company of Australia Ltd, the Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association, Victorian Railways Board and the Professional Transport Drivers Association is that the railway mode is best suited for the carriage of fertiliser over longer distances and that a network of major regional storages of at least 10,000 tonnes be established, serviced by modern hopper wagons operated as block trains. This report draws attention to the urgent need to modernise vicrail's handling of fertiliser traffic and to this end recommends that the Victorian Railways Board conduct a feasibility study into the concept of a comprehensive regional storage system in conjunction with the phosphate cooperative company of Australia ltd. A recommendation is also made that all restrictions on the carriage of fertiliser by road transport be abolished as soon as possible (a). The Victorian transport study was chaired by lonie, wm.

  • Publication Date: 1980


  • English

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  • Pagination: 17P

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  • Accession Number: 01438965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:56PM