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Transport corridor ruling at odds with local Geraldton council

<p>The steering committee of Western Australia’s $88m southern transport corridor has decided to support keeping the rail line to the port of Geraldton on the city foreshore or to construct a breakwater to carry trains to the port.</p> <p>The option puts the project at odds with the local council’s proposal for a split-rail unloading facility at the port and with a pledge made by planning minister Alannah MacTiernan.</p> <p>When Ms MacTiernan announced the project in July, she said the existing rail line would be moved from the city foreshore so that Geraldton residents could make the most of the city’s beachfront.</p> <p>Requests for proposals to design and construct the corridor were due to be advertised last week.</p> <p>The upgraded transport corridor is aimed at improving freight access to the port. </p> <br />