Government approves MIC and SIMTA agreement to develop and operate Moorebank Intermodal Terminal


Tactical Group are pleased to announce that its client SIMTA (a consortium consisting of Qube Holdings and Aurizon Holdings) and the Moorebank Intermodal Company (a Federal Government Business Enterprise) have entered into an agreement to develop and operate an integrated logistics hub at Moorebank. 

Tactical has worked closely with SIMTA since the inception of the project, leading the delivery process through design and planning approval phases for over six years. 

Steve Ryan, Director of Tactical Group said “The finalisation of this agreement is the result of an extensive collaborative process between the parties and is a significant milestone in securing Australia’s freight future. The development of critical terminal infrastructure at Moorebank will alleviate growing pressure on existing major freight ports and will help unlock Sydney’s transport gridlock, supporting both Commonwealth and NSW Government’s freight task objectives.”

“The SIMTA development is a major project that will see investment flow through to the broader economy over the long term and will also generate significant employment. The open access nature of the terminal will enhance competition in the freight market, and the potential for associated on-site warehouse and logistics development will also encourage wider industry participation.”

“We are delighted to be involved in this critically important and highly technical and cutting edge project which will see a level of automation and sophistication well beyond any existing piece of port infrastructure in this country. Through working closely with SIMTA we have developed a ‘knowledge set’ which is unique and unprecedented in Australia and we look forward to continuing our relationship through the delivery phases of the development.”

About the SIMTA Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Development

The agreement between SIMTA and the Commonwealth Government will allow the development of a combined logistics precinct which will yield a capacity for up to 1.05 million containers per year for import-export freight and an interstate capacity of 500,000 containers per year. This will result in removing over 60,000km of freight truck travel each day for an already congested road network in NSW.

The total cost of the project is anticipated to be up to $1.9 billion dollars over 10 years.

The intermodal facilities at Moorebank will be supported further by the development of approximately 850,000 sqm of integrated warehousing when fully developed.

Mr Ryan is a Director of Tactical Group and is leading the Project Management team working on the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal development.

Further information regarding the project can found at and the following joint media release by SIMTA and MIC.


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