Shire of Murray gives conditional approval to Nambeelup bulk ore shuttle proposal

Shire of Murray gives conditional approval to Nambeelup bulk ore shuttle proposal

A PROPOSED bulk ore shuttle system test track and demonstration facility planned for Gull Road, Nambeelup has been given the conditional green light by the Shire of Murray.

The 118ha lot currently features a site office, dams and is used for haymaking and cattle grazing.

It is located north east of Murrayfield airfield and kennel zone and west of the Wandalup piggery.

The proposal includes bulk commodities transportation and haulage through development of an above ground, fully automated rail system for the transport of ore from mine sites to port facilities.

It would include a 4km track in a figure of eight with varying elevations above ground level.

The system would allow access to previously difficult sites to extract deposits, either through distance and remoteness or environmental features in the path of the deposit.

Councillors were told the patented technology would be developed and tested on the property and once complete, used as a demonstration facility for potential buyers of the system.

The environmental impact was negligible with a minimal clearing of vegetation and the project fully removable and relocatable.

The proponents anticipate the testing and demonstration facility would be decommissioned and removed within five years.

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