Grain Infrastructure Group Review – Summary Points. Presentation to Fuelling Food in WA. John Georgiades Executive Officer Grain Infrastructure Group. John Georgiades, Executive Officer GIG 02 October 2008. Grain Infrastructure Group Review – Background. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.
Presentation to Fuelling Food in WA.
John Georgiades Executive Officer Grain Infrastructure Group
John Georgiades, Executive Officer GIG 02 October 2008
rail site to port
road to rail
road site to port
road farm to port
To put this in perspective, in the case of the Kwinana zone, ARG will deliver some 4.5 million tonnes in year at up to 21,000 tonnes or more per day. These trains travel down the Avon Valley, skirt around the Perth Metro area through Midland, Forrestfield, Canning Vale, Cockburn and down to Kwinana. All this while the majority of the people of Perth are totally unaware that it is even happening. I’m sure that that awareness will increase dramatically were this task to divert to the roads.
EXHIBIT 13: SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COST PER TONNE
2006 $’s. Since that time there have been rate adjustments and fuel cost escalations which impact on both rail and road.
TOTAL VALUE in 2007$'s million
Up to 18
ROAD AND RAIL
STATE ROADS NON
pro rated from PB
ROADS FARM GATE
TO RECIEVAL BIN
TOTAL VALUE OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTSGrain Infrastructure Group Review – Outcomes
GIG REVIEW CONCLUSIONS
Rail uses an average of some 1.5 to 2 litres of
diesel per net tonne.
The road equivalent is closer to 9 litres per net tonne.
Garnaut’s Climate Change report
Key points on Transport
Transport systems in Australia will change dramatically this century,
independently of climate change mitigation.
High oil prices and population growth will change technologies, urban forms and roles of different modes of transport.
An emissions trading scheme will guide this transformation to lower emissions transport options.
Higher oil prices and a rising emissions price will change vehicle
technologies and fuels.
Governments have a major role to play in lowering the economic costs of adjustment to higher oil prices, an emissions price and population growth, through planning for more compact urban forms and rail and public transport.