Friday, 19 February 2010

Moorebank. Work delayed on freight terminal

Work on Sydney's largest freight terminal is being held up because of a dispute with Department of Defence about when it will move off land at Moorebank. Described as a ''second port'', the proposed facility will receive goods by train from Port Botany and redirect them by truck or rail across the country and through the city. Defence, which leases the site needs to relocate. While there was no set-date to be finished, other than a commitment to start work by 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald understands that hopes to develop it into a working hub have been delayed by more than a year. The chief executive officer at Shipping Australia, Llew Russell, said planning needed to start soon to help take trucks off the road, especially as Port Botany was rapidly expanding.



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