The Federal and NSW Governments committed to deliver an intermodal freight terminal at Moorebank. Its logistics and warehousing facilities will streamline rail and road movements of shipping containers in Sydney and eastern Australia.
When completed, the Moorebank facility will move 1.5 million shipping containers annually by rail instead of road. This will take 2700 heavy truck movements off Sydney’s roads each day.
The Intermodal Terminal at Moorebank is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week facility, which could potentially generate over 6000 jobs. Future employment opportunities will include : truck drivers; crane operators; warehouse managers; computer operators; logistics planners; bush regenerators; technical sales; hardware maintenance, including robotics; warehouse trainees; financial services trainees; security guards; and, administration staff.
Businesses already established at the site include: Target, Caesarstone, Trinity Windows, The Source Federal (hospitality equipment), ATS Building Products, McPhee Distribution Services, PCA Express and Qube Logistics.
Woolworths is planning a major distribution centre.
Management of the site is controlled by various State Significant Development Approvals that were determined by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Independent Planning Commission.
The landowner (Moorebank Intermodal Company) and operator of the site (Qube Logistics), have significant environmental responsibilities which are encapsulated in a Biodiversity Conservation Agreement, that has been agreed to by the Biodiversity Conservation Trust (See: https://www.bct.nsw.gov.au/)
Management responsibilities under the Biodiversity Agreement (or Stewardship Agreement), are now vested with the Moorebank Intermodal Company, the organisation established by the Federal Government to coordinate the development on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Liverpool City Council has limited power to influence or control operations at the site.
Instead, Council has established relationships with the various parties involved at the terminal with the aim of maximising the benefits of the development, while minimise any negative impacts of its operations on the local community.
Council has established an advisory committee to assist in achieving good outcomes at the terminal for its residents.
It is also represented on a Community Consultative Committee established by the State Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This provides a formal forum for the community to raise any concerns directly with the operators of the site, Qube Logistics.
During the construction phases, there are likely to be some impacts on the local environment and community. For any general enquiries, contact SIMTA’s General Enquiries line - 1800 986 465 - or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can report environmental incidents to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment on 1300 305 695 or email email@example.com.
When reporting an incident you should provide the following details:
- Details of your concern (including photos/video where applicable)
In case of an emergency, contact 000.