Feb 17, 2019

Floods build case for Tennant Creek rail option

Floodwaters cutting off the North West Minerals Province from Port of Townsville for weeks should act as a prompt for the Federal government to dust off plans for a rail line to Tennant Creek, says economic development specialist Ross Muir. “It certainly raises the question – why doesn’t Queensland have a back door for its exports? The big advantage of this rail is that it would give Queensland that back door,” Mr Muir said. A pre-feasibility study, including a high-level cost-benefit analysis, of the proposed Mount Isa to Tennant Cree...

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