Third rail terminal mooted for Sydney’s southwest

<p>Developer Austrak has lodged a development application with Planning New South Wales to build an intermodal rail terminal at Minto in Sydney’s southwest. </p> <p>The planned site is close to the existing Macarthur Intermodal Shipping Terminal (MIST). </p> <p>Patrick Corporation last year made a development application for an intermodal terminal in nearby Ingleburn &#8211 making a total of three intermodal facilities now proposed or existing in this corner of Sydney. </p> <p>The Austrak site is next to Unilever’s Streets ice-cream factory and may include cold distribution facilities. </p> <p>The Austrak development could be worth up to $26m. </p> <p>MIST cost $30m to build.</p> <p>MIST recently added another 3.4 ha alongside the main Sydney-Melbourne rail line, allowing it to double its track length to handle 90-teu interstate trains as well as port shuttles. </p> <p>A proliferation of interstate-capable facilities in southwest Sydney could also impact on Sydney Ports Corporation’s plans at Enfield, which have been delayed by an inquiry into congestion levels. </p> <p>Both the Patrick and Austrak developments are deemed projects of state significance, with planning subject to approval from the State Government rather than the local Campbelltown Council. </p> <br />