The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent, capped at $10 million, for a joint business case to consider the development of an intermodal terminal in Melbourne to support Inland Rail.
The project requires agreement with the Victorian Government. Following agreement, the Australian Government will jointly undertake a detailed business case on the agreed terminal location, considering matters including market access/operating models, financing options and value capture opportunities.
Funding for this project has been allocated under the Major Project Business Case Fund.
The project will develop a joint business case that will help determine the preferred delivery option for an intermodal terminal in Melbourne to support Inland Rail.
Government involvement will ensure that intermodal terminals, with sufficient capacity to accommodate double-stacked 1,800-metre trains, are available to support Inland Rail in Melbourne from the commencement of services in 2025.
The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent, capped at $10 million, for the joint business case.