This nationally significant infrastructure development will transform the way containerised freight moves through Port Botany and deliver a faster, simpler and more cost-effective service for businesses and consumers. Moorebank Logistics Park is being constructed on a precinct comprising 158-hectares of land owned by the Commonwealth of Australia and an adjacent 83-hectares owned by Qube Holdings.
The site is a unique location for an intermodal terminal:
long enough to handle interstate freight trains which can be 1.5 kilometre to 1.8 kilometre long;
large enough to handle the number of containers expected – up to 1.05 million TEU a year of IMEX freight and another 500,000 TEU a year of interstate freight;
adjacent to the Southern Sydney Freight Line – a dedicated freight rail line that provides a direct link to the interstate freight network and, together with the Metropolitan Freight Network, a direct link to Port Botany;
with easy access to all the key freight corridors, the M5 Motorway, the M7 Motorway and the Hume Highway; and
nearby to existing industrial areas, and close to growing freight markets in south-west Sydney and existing major freight markets in western Sydney, which is where most of the containerised freight received at Port Botany is headed.
The precinct will provide a number of supply chain benefits through lower transportation, reduced handling, lower warehousing requirements and lower working capital and inventory costs:
efficient Port Botany to Moorebank rail operations will reduce logistics costs by replacing primary trucking;
co-location of on-site warehousing and the IMEX and interstate terminals will lower primary transport costs and drive other operational synergies;
co-location of complementary businesses will drive secondary transport savings;
empty container de-hire at Moorebank (and rail back to the port) will drive further efficiencies; and
the facility will offer cross-docking and product delivery direct to customers.