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New intermodal terminal for South Australia

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> A new intermodal freight terminal at Penfield, South Australia, has been given the green light to go ahead, thanks to a $7m contribution from the Federal Government as part of its Regional Development Australia Fund. </span> <p>The Australasian Railway Association (ARA), supported by SCT Group and the City of Playford, has led the application to the Regional Development Fund to establish the collaborative $16.3m Penfield intermodal freight export precinct.</p><p>The application to go ahead with the project was contingent on the $7m RDAF grant, announced by minister for regional development, Anthony Albanese, last Friday.</p><p>The Penfield terminal will provide crucial transportation and freight infrastructure that will connect regional SA with major rail transport points including Port Adelaide, ARA CEO Bryan Nye said.</p><p>Boosting freight’s role in moving goods through SA will improve the state’s productivity and provide better access for industry to key markets on the eastern and western seaboards, Albanese added.</p><p>The terminal will have a capacity to store up to 30,000 containers annually and will enable the movement of an additional 750,000 payload tonnes of freight each year.</p><p>Once up and running by the end of 2016, the terminal is expected to inject $60m annually into the local economy and provide 350 jobs. It will generate 50 local jobs during construction.</p><p>The terminal’s infrastructure is intended to lay the foundations for further investment at the site and in the surrounding area and will assist to draw major retail and manufacturing organisations to northern Adelaide.<br /><br />Activities to develop the site will commence immediately.<br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp <br />&nbsp</p>