The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal precinct will enable the efficient movement of large volumes of freight by rail along the Southern Sydney Freight Line and connect NSW’s only container port, Port Botany, to the integrated warehouse and distribution facilities being developed on the Moorebank site.
NSW households rely on imported container shipments to supply the items used every day, such as electronic goods, furniture, white goods, and food. The NSW Government has forecast that the volume of freight moving through Port Botany will more than triple in the next 15 years and Moorebank will be a vital piece of infrastructure to assist in meeting that enormous freight task.
The Moorebank precinct will ease the pressures associated with the rapid increase in freight volumes entering NSW, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the capacity of Port Botany by moving more than 1 million containers annually by rail instead of road.
The precinct will create 6,800 jobs across both the construction and operational phases, and reduce the number of trucks on Sydney’s roads related directly to Port Botany by more than 2,700 heavy vehicle movements per day.
Moorebank will also reduce other existing heavy truck movements by integrating the intermodal terminals with Australia’s largest purpose built warehouse and distribution precinct enabling containers to be processed, unpacked and either stored on-site or, in other cases, distributed in smaller consignments directly to businesses.
The Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Precinct will include:
- an open access import-export (IMEX) freight terminal with an ultimate capacity of up to 1.05 million TEU per annum, including on-site freight rail sidings;
- an open access interstate freight terminal with an ultimate capacity of up to 500,000 TEU per annum;
- terminal warehousing and distribution facilities comprising approximately 850,000m2 of warehouse with ancillary offices;
- rail access, connecting the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) at the southern end of the Interstate Terminal and IMEX Terminal;
- northern and southern connections into the SSFL to accommodate up to 1,800m trains; and
- a freight village providing support utilities on site including management and security offices, meeting rooms, driver facilities, retail and other business services.
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