Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Melbourne Intermodal Terminal – Planning and Development

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Inter-modal facility
Estimated Project Cost:$123,600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$61,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Brimbank City Council,Hume City Council,City of Maribyrnong,Mitchell Shire Council,Moreland City Council,City of Whittlesea,Wyndham City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Brisbane

Project Description

A new intermodal terminal in Melbourne will increase efficiency and capacity of the national and Victorian freight industry by overcoming the constraints of the Dynon precinct and Melbourne's broader freight network. It will also enable and maximise the benefits of Inland Rail by ensuring that Melbourne's freight infrastructure has the capability to efficiently accommodate the Inland Rail service offering of double-stacked 1,800 metre trains and has the capacity to meet the increased rail freight generated by Inland Rail.  

The Australian and Victorian governments are jointly undertaking further planning, design development and delivery of a new Melbourne Intermodal Terminal at two potential sites: one at Truganina and the other at Beveridge which would connect to Inland Rail.

This investment by the Commonwealth towards the Melbourne Intermodal Terminal project is contingent on a matching contribution by the Victorian Government. A decision on the terminal location is subject to further planning and negotiations between the Australian and Victorian governments.


  • Improved freight rail services
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved freight rail services
  • Improved freight productivity


Australian Government Funding: $61.8 million

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Project details last updated: 2/12/2021