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Ausimm engineers aust presentation 040811 (97-2003 version)

  1. 1. Robert Hicks, Chief Executive Officer Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission www.gedc.wa.gov.au Thursday 04 August 2011   WMC Conference Centre Kalgoorlie WA
  2. 2. Development Commission Structure
  3. 3. Functions of the Commissions <ul><li>Maximise job creation and improve career opportunities in the Region. Develop and broaden the economic base of the Region. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify infrastructure services to promote business development within the Region </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information and advice to promote business development within the Region. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to ensure that the general standard of government services and access to those services in the Region is comparable to that which applies in the metropolitan area. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally take steps to encourage, promote, facilitate and monitor the economic development in the Region. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Royalties for Regions (R4R) Explained </li></ul><ul><li>R4R is legislated and is State Government Policy. It is an historic agreement that underlines the State Government’s long-term focus on regional development throughout Western Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>The equivalent of 25 per cent of the State’s mining and onshore petroleum royalties will be returned to the State’s regional areas each year as an additional investment in projects, infrastructure and community services. R4R is a long-term vision for WA, one that recognises that the sustainable development of regional Western Australia is vital to the State ’s future. It is a plan for the whole of Western Australia, with a focus on building communities in regional areas through six policy objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity in regional communities </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining benefits in regional communities </li></ul><ul><li>Improving services to regional communities </li></ul><ul><li>Attaining sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Growing prosperity </li></ul>
  5. 5. The New Paradigm <ul><li>An initiative of four Regional Development Commissions, the Regional Development Council, has been working cooperatively with the Department of Regional Development and Lands to achieve a positive outcome to link the ports of Esperance, Geraldton/Oakajee, Fremantle and Pilbara with the Eastern States of Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>That project has been named </li></ul><ul><li>The PortLink Project </li></ul>
  6. 6. An infrastructure vision that is in the regional, state & national interest. The need for the development of strategic infrastructure across Western Australia, and the corridors that accommodate it, has been identified as critical. These corridors provide an efficient and effective logistics chain for commodities and provides cost effective access to services (water, power, telecommunications) for industry and communities.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Road </li></ul><ul><li>Rail </li></ul><ul><li>Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul>The elements
  8. 8. History – The Development Commissions identified two key resource arenas that needed to be connected to open up further development opportunities in WA.
  9. 9. This resulted in the identification of two corridors in the shape of boomerangs.
  10. 10. Rail network gaps
  11. 11. Strategic Intermodal Hub Road - Wiluna to Great Northern Highway Port access corridor + port upgrade Major new Midwest & Yilgarn iron ore provinces Overloaded Corridors
  12. 12. Benefits <ul><li>Infrastructure and services corridors link the Pilbara ports with Geraldton/Oakajee, Kwinana/Fremantle and Esperance, with connections to the existing infrastructure and the “interconnectivity” between them and the Eastern States, providing the following substantial benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Far more efficient (time/cost/carbon) delivery of eastern states freight to the North West and Mid West; </li></ul><ul><li>A significant reduction in the Great Northern Highway, North West Coastal Highway & heavy freight by road on these two key routes; </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>A significant reduction in freight on the Kalgoorlie to Kewdale/Fremantle sector; </li></ul><ul><li>Builds security for the complete transport & telecommunication system from the Eastern States to WA’s North West & Mid West and provides access to more than one port to maximise the logical use of all ports ; </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the opportunities for all ports, particularly the proposed Oakajee Port. </li></ul>Benefits cont’d
  14. 14. <ul><li>Priority Projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Esperance Port Access Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Esperance Port upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Kalgoorlie Intermodal Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Realignment </li></ul><ul><li>Wiluna-Great Northern Highway direct route seal. This is critical to the corridor development and the success of the Transport Hub. </li></ul><ul><li>Leonora to Newman rail development/connection </li></ul><ul><li>Rail from Oakajee to north/south rail corridor </li></ul>
  15. 17. Costs PROJECT STATUS COST Esperance Port Access Corridor upgrade Works expected to begin January 2012 Federal Government $60m + State $60m confirmed $120m Esperance Port expansion 11mtpa -> 30mpta Expected to be privately funded by the Mining Industry – cost is indicative $200m+ Intermodal Freight facility in Kalgoorlie Strong interest shown by a number of intermodal operators - cost is indicative $31.5m Rail realignment around Kalgoorlie SKM engaged by RDL to review the cost of 6 options – cost will depend on the preferred option chosen $86 - $113m Wiluna to Great Northern Highway seal Main Road has yet to begin planning on preferred route – cost is indicative for the Doolgunna route $235m Leonora to Newman rail connection No planning undertaken to date Cost based on construction per 1km of rail $1,600m Oakajee connection into north/south rail line No planning undertaken to date Cost based on construction per 1km of rail $1,400m
  16. 18. <ul><li>Department of Transport (DoT) has engaged with the Regional Development Council and Department of Regional Development and Lands (RDL) to work collaboratively on these projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The Council is working closely with DoT, RDL and Commissions on a State Regional Freight Plan that will link with the National Land Freight Strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>State Budget allocation in 2011-12 from Royalties for Regions of $5m to progress the PortLink coordination & planning. </li></ul>Status
  17. 19. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>Strategic Intermodal Hub Road - Wiluna to Great Northern Highway Port Access Corridor PORTLINK <ul><li>We need- </li></ul><ul><li>Foresight </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense </li></ul><ul><li>Political Will </li></ul><ul><li>Political courage </li></ul><ul><li>In the national interest </li></ul>

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