Yamala Rail Siding and Road Upgrades

From Queensland Government

THE first step towards the long-awaited Central Queensland Inland Port project at Yamala began this week with crews ready to begin road upgrades.

Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes said it is a step forward for the region.

Read more:
https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/index.php/regional-development/regional-economic-development/building-our-regions/royalties-resource-producing-communities/1408-yamala-rail-siding-project

Construction under way

Construction under way

1 November 2018 | From CQ News

THE first step towards the long-awaited Central Queensland Inland Port project at Yamala began this week with crews ready to begin road upgrades.

Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes said it is a step forward for the region.

Read more:
https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/construction-under-way/3565263/

CQ Inland Port development kicks off with $9.5m road, rail project

CQ Inland Port development kicks off with $9.5m road, rail project

2 September 2018 | From Queensland Rail News

$9.5 million of rail and road upgrades are the first step towards the development of an intermodal and grain hub near Emerald, in Central Queensland.

Commercial real estate firm Colliers is selling packages of land around the future intermodal terminal site, which is being built alongside Queensland Rail’s Central West system.

Read more:
http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/cq-inland-port-development-kicks-off-with-9-5m-road-rail-project

$9.5M CQ Inland Port construction officially begins

$9.5M CQ Inland Port construction officially begins

30 August 2018 | From The Morning Bulletin

THE CQ Inland Port has taken a significant step forward with a $9.5 million rail and road upgrade officially under way.

The works will build a 1.5km dead-end rail siding, capable of handing 42 wagons, upgrade Bonnie Doon Rd intersection at the Capricorn Hwy and rail crossing, and upgrade the industrial access road to the rail siding.

Read more:
https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/95m-cq-inland-port-construction-officially-begins/3507605/

Works pave way for CQ Inland Port

Works pave way for CQ Inland Port

30 August 2018 | From Industry Queensland

A $9.5 million rail and road upgrade at Yamala is officially underway, paving the way for the new Central Queensland (CQ) Inland Port.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the project was funded by the Building our Regions program ($4.4 million) in partnership with industry ($4.41 million) and Central Highlands Regional Council ($695,000).

Read more:
https://www.i-q.net.au/main/works-pave-way-for-cq-inland-port

Inland Port announced

Inland Port announced

22 March 2018 | From CQ News

FEDERAL funding announced on Monday will help realise two major projects that are key to the Central Highlands' economic growth and sustainability.

The Coalition Government has committed more than $2.9 million for the CQ Inland Port near Emerald and the Central Highlands Development Corporation's Export Ready program.

Read more:
https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/inland-port-announced/3368190/

Funding Critical to Inland Port

18 July 2017 | From CHDC

Great news this week with the announcement of Queensland Government funding contribution to the CQ Inland Port and… I never thought I would see chickpeas on the front page of the Courier Mail but here it is. What a magnificent sight, particularly given the Central Highlands grows about 15 percent of the national desi-chickpea crop and was such a considerable contributor to the Queensland crop last year.

Read more:
https://chdc.com.au/funding-critical-to-inland-port/

CQ inland port investment great news for grain growers

5 July 2017 | From AgForce

A new state-of-the-art grain handling facility will now be built to anchor the proposed Central Queensland inland port near Emerald after the Queensland Government today announced funding for a new rail siding connecting to the site.

Read more:
https://agforceqld.org.au/index.php?tgtPage=news&id=view,633

Premier Freight Site Unveiled

Premier Freight Site Unveiled

30 August 2016 | From CQIP

The CQ Inland Port site at Yamala, about 25km east of Emerald, has been one of the key development opportunities discussed today at the CHDC Investing in Our Futures Conference 2016.

CQ Inland Port proponent Mr Alan Stent-Smith outlined progress to over 20 people who attended an on site briefing. Mr Stent-Smith said “With over 240 hectares already approved to include an intermodal road/rail facility, state of the art grain terminal, and over 40 opportunities for industry to set up at a flood free, well buffered site, the Inland Port is integral to the Central Highlands future.

“I see the growth potential for this region covering horticulture, agriculture, and resources.

“Central Queensland is the location that can make the most of these opportunities with everything necessary to build and grow the region,” he said

“These include improving infrastructure, a skilled workforce, good soil, innovative agricultural culture and practices and manufacturing expertise.

Mr Stent Smith is a grazier who is currently like many, in the midst of the chickpea harvest – crying out for efficient bulk rail facilities in addition to the ability to containerise commodities when required.

With developing Asia forecast to contribute 60% of future world growth and our proximity to these growth nations and the unmet global demand for protein, there are so many opportunities for the Central Queensland region.

Mr Stent Smith congratulated the Central Highlands Regional Council and the Central Highlands Development Corporation on a very successful conference setting the development goals for the future.

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