The Murray Darling Basin Rail Project is a $440 million development to standardise the rail freight lines servicing the Murray Basin region in the north-west of Victoria. The project will play an important role in supporting freight mode shift from road to rail. As a part of this project, Lycopodium managed the delivery of gauge conversion works (broad gauge to standard gauge) and resulting civil structural works at Cargill’s owned and operated Birchip site.
The project involved Lycopodium managing the general interface, design, procurement and construction stages as well as any resultant civil and structural works. This included scope definition, compilation of tendering packs and the tendering process, evaluation award and construction management. Birchip is one of three Cargill sites to fall under these standardisations. Lycopodium will manage the $2M worth of Civil works across all three sites, with Birchip being completed in December 2017. Charlton and Sea Lake will be upgraded in line with future mainline construction.