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Moorebank releases Environmental Impact Statement

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> A comprehensive and extensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has now been released by the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal. </span> <p>Moorebank project involves the development of intermodal freight terminal facilities at Moorebank in south-west Sydney, linked to Port Botany and the interstate rail network.<br /><br />It includes associated commercial infrastructure (warehousing), a rail link connecting the project site to the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) along with road entry and exit points along Moorebank Avenue.<br /><br />The EIS seeks approval of the concept of the Moorebank terminal under state planning laws development of the terminal under Federal environmental laws and delivery of early works including site remediation, building demolition, heritage salvage and establishment of services for future construction works.<br /><br />Back in 2004, the then Federal government announced it would consider the development of an intermodal terminal at Moorebank and funds were later allocated to this project.<br /><br />In September 2010, the terminal feasibility study was set up.<br /><br />The basic freight-handling rationale for the creation of the terminal is driven by:</p><ul><li>continued growth in containerised import/export freight with growth averaging 7% annual over the last 15 years.</li><li>a forecast compound annual growth rate for import/export freight of 4.25% to 2030 and</li><li>expected expansion of containerised interstate freight through Sydney, which is forecast to grow at 3.6% for the next 20 years.</li></ul><p>&nbsp</p><p><strong><em>This story was originally published in our sister publication <a href="">Lloyd’s List Australia</a>.</em></strong></p>