The Australian Government is facilitating the delivery of a major intermodal facility in south-west Sydney to provide a rail ‘port shuttle’ between Port Botany and the Moorebank precinct, a separate terminal for interstate freight and warehousing. Successive Australian Governments and NSW Governments have identified Moorebank as a key strategic location for increased intermodal capacity to serve freight logistics centres in Sydney's south-west. The site is adjacent to the existing dedicated freight railway line, the M5 motorway and close to the M7 motorway.
The terminal will boost productivity and improve transport links in Australia's biggest city enabling import-export freight travelling through Sydney to and from Port Botany to be transported on rail instead of the road network, providing cheaper and more efficient freight transportation. The interstate terminal will take pressure off rural and regional roads and enhance the freight rail network, to help make rail freight a real competitor to road freight and benefit everyone in the national supply chain that needs to transport goods.
Projects like the Moorebank Logistics Park link Australia's freight networks and our ports, drive productivity, improve our logistics industries, and create long term efficiencies that will benefit our cities and our economy into the future.