Issue: Intermodal terminals (where road and rail interacts at dedicated warehouses) are critical to ensuring Australia can meet its rising freight task. They include the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre and the planned Eastern Creek Intermodal Terminal in Sydney, the proposed Western Interstate Freight Terminal in Melbourne, and the Bromelton precinct in Brisbane. There has been much discussion and debate regarding the planning Moorebank Intermodal Terminal.
ALC position: Moorebank is a priority infrastructure project that will help facilitate more efficient movements in Sydney. ALC believes the entire site needs to be developed in a manner that most efficiently facilitates the movement of freight to and from Port Botany within the shortest timeframe. The key to achieving this is by developing the entire site ‘englobo’ using a whole of precinct approach. See ALC media backgrounder on Moorebank.