Port Botany Freight Line Duplication A Win For All

Posted by on 7 May 2018

Ports Australia is incredibly pleased that the Federal Government and the NSW State Government have today committed $400m of funding for the duplication of the freight line between Port Botany and Mascot.

Ports Australia chief executive officer, Mike Gallacher, said, “duplicating sections of the Southern Sydney Freight Line and the Port Botany Freight Line is a win for everyone in Sydney and an absolute necessity for the efficiency and liveability of future Sydney.”

“Duplicating sections of the Southern Sydney Freight Line and the Port Botany Freight Line is a win for everyone in Sydney and an absolute necessity for the efficiency and liveability of future Sydney.”

“An additional line will increase efficiency by connecting Port Botany to the intermodal terminals allowing trucks to move freight without having to journey into the heart of Sydney.

“Reducing these unnecessary truck movements around inner Sydney will mean less traffic, safer roads with more efficient and cheaper freight for business.

“Australia is facing a freight tsunami, our freight task will double by 2030.

“Rail is essential to moving freight to and from the Port without causing disruption to busy cities.

“This announcement is a sign that both the State and Federal governments are taking our growing freight task seriously and planning for the future.

“I hope that next week’s Federal Budget contains similar announcements for the rest of the country.

“Ports handle 98 per cent of freight movements any gains made improving the connection to the rest of Australia’s supply chain goes a long way in reducing the inevitable burden of the growing freight task.”

 

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Ports Australia is the peak industry body representing port authorities and corporations, both publicly and privately owned, at the national level.