Grain handler CBH Group is considering a $9 million receival site at Roelands, near Bunbury, to enhance services to growers in Western Australia’s south-west region.
CBH announced it was exploring the potential for a new site at Roelands on May 1.
The site would be able to store 120,000 tonnes of grain and would be located around 20 kilometres from the Port of Bunbury.
CBH’s operations GM David Capper said growers had been calling for increased services in the Bunbury region and the proposed site was one possible solution for CBH to provide a better service.
“One factor in CBH exploring the potential for a new site at Roelands is that the amount of grain in the Bunbury catchment has continued to increase in recent years,” Capper said.
“The Bunbury region has also recently benefitted from upgrades to the Coalfields Highway which is a key piece of infrastructure that now makes this project a viable option.
“CBH endeavours to provide the most competitive supply chain for our growers.”
The co-operative said it would lodge a development approval submission for the project with the Shire of Harvey in May.
A final investment decision will be subject to approval from the CBH Board.