The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has welcomed Infrastructure Australia’s inclusion of Sydney’s Moorebank Intermodal Terminal in its priority list.
“Today’s announcement that Moorebank has been added to the Infrastructure Priority List is an important step towards improving freight efficiency in Sydney,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director.
“Inclusion on the Priority List reinforces Moorebank’s status as a nationally significant infrastructure project and will help to ensure it is prioritised by governments in their investment and policy decisions.
“Moorebank is critical to Sydney’s freight future as it will support the more efficient movement of freight to and from Port Botany.
“Once fully operational, it will also connect to the national road/rail network, and in so doing, provide a much needed boost to national freight efficiency.
Kilgariff continued. “Today’s announcement, coupled with other recent intermodal developments in Sydney, show industry and government are both making significant steps in this area.
“For example, in addition to Moorebank, Aurizon has commenced operations at NSW Ports’ Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre, there is a proposal by DP World and Toll to connect a container staging zone at Port Botany to an intermodal freight terminal at Villawood and Pacific National has invested heavily to upgrade its Chullora facility.”