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.