Development has formally begun at Moorebank Logistics Park, the largest intermodal logistics precinct in Australia.
A ceremony held at the site in Sydney’s south-west on Wednesday marked the official launch of the Moorebank project, which is owned by Qube.
Qube managing director Maurice James said the Moorebank precinct would transform the freight and logistics supply chain all along the East Coast.
“The Moorebank development is certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity,” the Qube boss said.
“Linking one of the nation’s busiest ports by rail to an inland facility with the sheer scale and location benefits of the Moorebank site is a game changer that will deliver huge long term benefits to consumers and businesses that will operate here.”
Moorebank will connect via a direct rail link with Port Botany, and will also be connected to the interstate rail network.
“The commencement of construction is a significant milestone that recognises our success and brings us a step closer to realising the substantial benefits this development will deliver for the people of southwest Sydney, and NSW more broadly,” James added.
Qube will develop, manage and operate Moorebank on 243 hectares of land, owned under a 99-year lease.
Initially identified as a priority location for a freight terminal in 2004, Moorebank was included on Infrastructure Australia’s priority list by 2016.
The facility will be built to transport 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units of containerised freight from Port Botany to Moorebank by rail instead of road.