SIMTA granted Commonwealth EPBC Act approval

25/03/2014

SIMTA (Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance) is a step closer to transforming how containerised freight is transported around Sydney.
 
The proposed SIMTA intermodal terminal at Moorebank has been approved under the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999),
Federal Environment Minister the Hon Greg Hunt approved on 6 March 2014 the proposal to construct and operate the SIMTA facility and associated rail infrastructure.
 
The environmental approval includes the proposed construction and operation of an intermodal terminal with capacity of 1 million TEU (20ft containers) and 300,000 square meters of ancillary warehousing.
 
Tactical Group has enjoyed a long standing relationship with SIMTA, providing lead project management and consultancy services for over 4 years and continues to do so for this state significant, state-of-the-art project.
 
The proposed development will enhance the Sydney metropolitan freight and logistics network as well as provide a number of regional benefits, including:
  • A reduction of heavy vehicle movements between Port Botany and Moorebank by up to 2,700 movements per day;
  • Have a positive impact on air quality by reducing the number of freight truck movements and reducing overall emissions to local and regional areas;
  • A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of up to 40,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – equivalent to taking more than 10,000 cars off Sydney roads;
  • Creation of nearly 5,000 jobs – 2,840 during the operation of the intermodal terminal and 2,040 during construction.
 
For more information relating to this project, visit the SIMTA website:
http://simta.com.au/working-with-the-community/

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