Moorebank Intermodal Precinct
January 2017 saw financial closure reached with the Commonwealth Government on the transformational Moorebank Intermodal Precinct in South Western Sydney. The project has attracted significant interest across the property, warehousing and logistics sectors.
Planning and development approvals have been received and work is well underway on the 243 hectare site, which will ultimately see development of up to 850,000 square metres of warehousing and two intermodal transport terminals.
The first warehouse was completed during the first quarter of 2019. Purpose built warehousing facilities have since been completed for Catch, Caesarstone, Mainfreight and Qube Logistics. Construction is underway for Primary Connect’s National and Regional Distribution Centres.
Critical to the success of Moorebank is the integration with the Import Export (IMEX) rail shuttle which runs non-stop between Port Botany and Moorebank on the dedicated Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL).
The Moorebank project, set to become Australia’s largest logistics development, will incorporate the latest automated freight handling technology including automated electric gantry cranes.
An additional rail terminal servicing regional NSW and interstate is due for completion in 2024. The total 850,000sqm of warehousing is being delivered in stages over a 10-year period, based on demand and uptake.
At full capacity, the Moorebank Logistics Park will:
- Cut more than 3,000 heavy truck movements from Sydney’s roads each day
- Reduce truck emissions by a total of more than 110,000 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) per year
- Reduce the distance travelled by container trucks on Sydney’s road network by 150,000 kilometres every day, and the distance travelled by long distance interstate freight trucks by 93,000 kilometres every day
- Deliver net annual carbon emission savings equivalent to removing 11,000 vehicles from the road for a full year or burning 25,000 tonnes of coal
- Generate 65,000 MWh/year from renewable energy sources installed on site, capable of powering over 10,000 homes
- Create 6,800 jobs
- Create around $11 billion in economic benefits over 30 years, including $120 million a year for the economy of south-western Sydney, through the improvements to productivity as well as reduced business costs, reduced road congestion and better environmental outcomes.
For further information, visit www.moorebankintermodalprecinct.com.au