The precinct

The Moorebank intermodal freight terminal is one of the most important freight infrastructure projects being developed in Australia. An intermodal freight precinct is made up of a rail yard, trucking and warehouses, which allow shipping containers to be transferred between rail and road.

The Moorebank intermodal freight precinct will include:

  • an import-export (IMEX) terminal with a capacity to handle up to 1.05 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEU) a year of international containerised freight;

  • an interstate terminal with a capacity to handle up to 500,000 TEU of interstate and regional freight per year;

  • up to 850,000 square metres of high specification warehousing where containers can be unpacked before delivery of their contents to its final destination;

  • auxiliary services including retail and service offerings;

  • a rail connection to the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL), which will provide direct access to the facility; and

  • substantial biodiversity offset areas protected from development, including vegetation on the east bank of the Georges River.


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The precinct master plan includes the future realignment of Moorebank Avenue to the northern and eastern boundary of the precinct. Any such proposal will be subject to a separate planning approval process.