BBI GROUP — RAIL
INFRASTRUCTURE — PILBARA
362. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the
Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade:
I note that in the answer to
question without notice 345 given by the minister on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, the
minister responded to part (4) in the affirmative.
(1) Will the
minister provide the full details of any and all assertions by BBI Group or
Todd Minerals about the capacity of the BBI rail project to carry iron ore from
(2) Will the
minister table any and all documents available to the minister about the
capacity of the BBI rail project to carry iron ore from Flinders Mines?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
thank the member for the question. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and
Innovation advises the following.
(1) The basis of the rail state agreement negotiated
between the state and BBI Rail Aus Pty Ltd, Todd Petroleum Mining
Company Ltd, Todd Offshore Ltd and Todd Minerals Ltd, and ratified by this
Parliament on 5 December 2017, was detailed in the second reading speech —
The BBI railway will consist of 160
kilometres of standard-gauge heavy haulage railway connecting Balla Balla port
with the railhead stockyard and into the central Pilbara region. The ore to be
carried by the rail will be underpinned by the project having secured binding
agreements with the proponent or proponents of the PIOP. The agreement for the
carriage of ore will be for not less than 20 years and not less than 25 million
tonnes per annum from the PIOP and must be in place at the time the BBI group
submit proposals to the minister for approval. Subsequent to the initial
proposals being approved, and with the minister's approval, the
proponents may seek to expand the project through the construction of
additional rail spur lines for the carriage of additional tonnages of ore.
(2) The capacity
of the rail project to carry ore from the Pilbara iron ore project area will be
demonstrated at the time that the proponents submit proposals, demonstrating
their readiness to commence works and consistent with their obligations as
detailed in part (1).