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Port project plan includes new rail link

<p>Plans of Mobil, AWB Ltd and South Australian grains marketer ABB Grain to build a $100m deep-sea port at Port Stanvac will include a new railway linking the southern suburbs to the Adelaide-Darwin line.</p> <p>The project, revealed in the <em>Adelaide Advertiser</em> last week (August 29), includes extending the Port Stanvac jetty by 650 metres and building a terminal capable of storing 100,000 tonnes of grain.</p> <p>Known as Project Southern Growth, the plan is designed to boost oil refinery operations, protect grain exports and give Southern Vales wine producers greater access to overseas markets.</p> <p>There are concerns the project could face problems accessing passenger rail lines, which would need to be converted from broad to standard gauge.</p> <br />

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