Benalla becomes concrete capital
02 Feb 2018 Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) VICTORIAS largest precast concrete manufacturing facility will be built in Benalla to supply major Victorian infrastructure projects, create 400 jobs and provide a massive boost to the local economy. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan joined Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) to announce the site for the $60 million facility. The massive factory will be operated by local businesses and will supply precast concrete for major projects. The facility will be capable of producing up to 1500 tonnes of concrete product per day at peak capacity. To limit the number of trucks on local roads, the precast concrete segments for the West Gate Tunnel Project will be transported to Melbourne by freight train. A new 700 metre rail siding will be built along the existing rail line in Benalla to provide a direct link between the precast facility and Melbourne. Construction of the Benalla precast facility is due to commence in March 2018, and it will be fully operational from October 2018.Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.