PM hails benefits of Moorebank interstate terminal

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the opening of the Moorebank interstate terminal yesterday is a major milestone in the development of the broader precinct.

Mr Albanese cut the ribbon to declare the terminal open.

He said the terminal will create and support Australian jobs, while improving the efficiency of supply chains.

“The new terminal will play an important role in improving travel for Sydneysiders taking more than 3,000 heavy trucks off Sydney roads daily,’’ the Prime Minister said.

“That means less time spent on the roads and more time with family and friends.

“The Moorebank Intermodal precinct demonstrates how government leadership and co-investment with industry can deliver world class infrastructure assets resulting in significant value for future generations.

“We want to see a future made in Australia and having the key infrastructure in place will play a huge role in supporting more good, well paying Aussie jobs,’’ Mr Albanese said.

The interstate terminal at the Moorebank Intermodal precinct will be Australia’s first major metropolitan ‘independent’ interstate terminal, operating under an open access arrangement and not controlled by a single operator.

The site will be able to manage 500,000 twenty-foot containers annually, with each train that comes through the terminal able to move 1,500 tons of freight.

Each of the 1800 metre trains the Interstate Terminal can accommodate has the potential to remove 100 ‘B Double’ trucks from Australia’s roads, easing congestion.

This will help the movement of rail freight between cities and regions and help drive efficiency and competition across the national freight network which will ultimately flow onto savings for businesses and consumers.

When complete, the fully integrated industrial precinct at Moorebank will house over 850,000 square metres of modern industrial warehouses and will support more than 6,800 jobs. 

It is also home to Australia’s largest rooftop solar installation with the capacity to generate over 100 megawatts of renewable energy.

The Moorebank interstate terminal is being developed as a joint venture between the Australian Government-owned National Intermodal Corporation, with Qube Holdings and LOGOS.

The Australian Government have committed $570 million towards the Intermodal Precinct.

Pictured above is the Prime Minister cutting the ribbon, with local MP and Government Whip Anne Stanley at left.

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