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.
This site layout features the inclusion of a possible future realignment of Moorebank Avenue to the northern and eastern boundary of the precinct. There is no current proposal to realign Moorebank Avenue but MIC and SIMTA may seek approval to do this as the precinct grows to near its full capacity. Any such proposal would be subject to a separate planning approval process. MIC would ensure the road remains open for public use