About the project
The Tamworth Intermodal Freight Facility will be built on Goddard Lane at Westdale, adjacent to the rail corridor. The site is within the Tamworth Global Gateway Park development.
The project aims to capitalise on the vision of the NSW Government for increasing levels of freight to be transported in containers by rail. It is seen as a growth industry which would benefit the regional economy.
A facility of its type in Tamworth is expected to encourage new industry opportunities as well as support and facilitate economic development.
The Tamworth Intermodal Freight Facility is one of the most significant logistics infrastructure projects to be undertaken in regional Australia and is the catalyst for the Tamworth Global Gateway Park. It will enable suppliers, businesses and producers to have competitive access to ports for exports, opening Tamworth up to the rest of the world. It will serve as a regional hub and also be a destination for inbound freight.
Qube Logistics was chosen by Council - through an Expressions of Interest process - as the preferred company to design, construct and operate the facility.
Cost and funding
Qube will fund and develop all the infrastructure required for the operation of the facility with the exception of the rail line to the existing rail corridor which will be delivered by Council (in consultation with Transport for NSW) and funded by the Department of Regional NSW.
As of September 2020, intermodal site design and preparation of reports are in final stages and will soon be ready for the lodgement of the development application for the operation of the facility.
In June 2020, the Australian Government announced $2,202,291 through its Building Better Regions Fund to go towards the construction of roadways, a roundabout and utilities services linking access roads to the terminal. To obtain this funding, Council is required to match it with a further $2,202,291.
Following an Expressions of Interest process, Qube Logistics was been chosen by Council to build and operate the facility. Site design and preparation of reports are in advanced stages to be ready for the lodgement of the development application for the operation of the facility.