Concerns over Boral rail terminal, Australia

Concerns over Boral rail terminal, Australia
Published: 03 May 2011

Concerns about traffic congestion caused by the proposed rail terminal at the Boral Cement Works, Australia, have been raised in a submission to the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Boral Resources has proposed the reopening and extension of an existing rail sliding and the establishment of a stockpile area and aggregate handling facility at the south of its plant at 40 Maldon Bridge Rd, Maldon

Support structures and conveyers would also be set up at the unused rail unloading facility, a report tabled at last month’s council meeting revealed.

The council has concerns over traffic impacts at the Picton Rd and Hume Highway intersections.

Boral group communications and investor relations manager Penny Berger said the Maldon Rail terminal proposal was displayed on public exhibition for 28 days over January and February.

“We will continue to consult with the community and relevant authorities on our application during this approval process,” she said.