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:
a 241 ha of developable land;
- a single development able to handle:
- 250,000 import-export (IMEX) containers a year from late 2017, and ultimately up to 1.05 million IMEX containers a year and
- 250,000 interstate containers a year from around 2019, and ultimately up to 500,000 interstate containers a year;
- up to 850,000 m2 of warehouses where containers can be unpacked before delivery to their final destination;
- one rail connection to the Southern Sydney Freight Line that enters the precinct at its southern boundary; and
- substantial biodiversity offsets protected from development, including vegetation on the eastern bank of the Georges River, which will be enhanced and preserved.
Containers that arrive at the terminal by rail will either be transferred to their final destination by semi-trailer or broken down on-site or at associated warehousing and transported to their final destinations by similar vehicles.