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Toll Group begins work on Tassie freight terminal

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Toll Group says it has begun work on a $24m intermodal freight terminal in the new Brighton Transport Hub near Hobart. </span> <p>Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings and Brighton mayor Tony Foster joined Toll Tasmania general manager Tony Stewart to turn the first sod on building the Toll facility.</p><p>Toll is to be a tenant of the state government’s $79m Brighton Intermodal Hub which will be managed by Tasrail.</p><p>Speaking at the launch, Stewart said he was glad to see work start.</p><p>“Toll’s investment in this facility underpins our commitment to Tasmania, in particular to Hobart and the southern regional businesses,” he said.</p><p>“By mid-next year we will have the most modern and efficient transport terminal in the state.</p><p>“Once built, the new facility will enable us to move operations from our three current Hobart sites into the one purpose-built site, and it will reduce the amount of traffic going in and out of central Hobart.”</p><p>The 16,000 sq metre transport facility on a 6.8 hectare site is expected to handle general and refrigerated freight, as well as provide warehousing and distribution services.</p><p>It is also expected to provide container storage for both domestic and international shipping requirements.</p><p>Mr Stewart said Toll’s long-term lease involves a freight haulage agreement.</p><p>“The new facility will allow us to increase the amount of freight we can carry via rail. More freight on trains will mean fewer trucks on Tasmanian roads,” he said.<br />Construction is expected to be finished mid-next year.<br /><br />Story originally published in <em>Lloyd’s List Australia:</em> <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br />&nbsp</p>