Freight Rail

Qube kicks off Moorebank development

Moorebank Artist's Impression: MIC

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.

2 Comments

  1. Excellent news. Removal of trucks off the inner city roads is exactly one of the aims of West Connex Whilst there may be some inefficiencies in double handling of containers to rail, and then onto trucks, I do not think you would have any argument with the interstate truck drivers who have to negotiate the city roads, or the motorists trying to merge from the Princess Hwy, into the M5 westbound tunnel. West Connex is doing nothing to fix the Foreshore road bottleneck from Port Botany onto General Holmes Drive, so I welcome this development, rather than have a government squander more billions on a road network that doesn’t work.

  2. Hi All,
    As I See It, If the State, Local and Federal Gvmnts made the Efforts to cut the “Red Tape” on Projects this Size and Larger this Project could have been Up and Running by Now, with room for improvements. I Also take into Considerations that Sydney is ON the :”Standard Gauge Network”, Better Known as the “Interstate Network” gives Sydney an Advantage over Brisbane/Melbourne which are Not, This Should give Sydney better Cost Advantages in Terns of Cost/Economics as Well as being able to Ship a Container to Most Parts of the Country based on Next Container Load – Anywhere Country Wide, Allow for “Double Stacks” and the
    Advantages GO Higher for Rail, Shippers, and Consumes as Well. To Bad as Others Just DON”T Get It.