The grain silos of Victoria can be divided into two main construction methods – concrete and steel. Many sites have a combination of both, with steel storage sheds and often more contemporary ‘bunker’ storage. Each site represents a unique historical expression of its local area through yield, productivity, cultivation, population and community. The rise and fall, the ebb and flow.
At its height the Grain Elevator Board of Victoria controlled a network of over 300 silos with storage of 1.7 million tonnes, 170 sheds with 765,000 tonnes of storage and five major terminals with 1.5 million tonnes of storage.