Efficient and fit-for-purpose supply hubs, roads, rail-links and airstrips to/in the Cooper-Eromanga basins.
Members of the Roundtable who are functional experts in estimating the cost of road / rail / air transport options have been asked to consider the provision of rough comparative cost estimates for options that can be considered by the Roundtable. This will inform the prospects to create a Joint Venture for Joint Ventures to manage supply-chain infrastructure. Activity in the Cooper Basin decreased between 2014-16, reflecting low oil prices internationally and a period of consolidation and change in the petroleum industry.
The Working Group has identified these priority issues when industry E&P activity levels improve:
- Continue seeking approval and funding for the Strzelecki Track upgrade and sealing project
- Scope priorities for other Intra-Basin transport infrastructure solutions and options
- Identify potential funding and financing feasibility and opportunities
For more detailed information and updates on the Strzelecki Track upgrade and sealing project please refer to the DPTI website:
1 July 2014
Working Group 2 met in July 2014, and worked through a process to prioritise issues and opportunities. Cooperation continues with industry, government and industry stakeholders to understand the transport infrastructure priorities and issues.