The contract to build a massive intermodal terminal on the outskirts of Brisbane has been awarded to SCT Logistics. The terminal is to be built at Bromelton, West of the Gold Coast near Beaudesert as a freight precinct serving the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Freight project.
This week the Federal Government has announced a $9.6 million investment in the project as part of round two of the government’s National Stronger Regions Fund. The project to build the entire $30 million intermodal freight terminal at Bromelton has been given to SCT Logistics.
The new intermodal facility is expected to create 500 new jobs to begin with. Construction is scheduled to start by the end of next year with the terminal likely to be open in early 2018.
“Job numbers will increase to 1,000 in the longer term, a great boost for local families and businesses,” said local Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz. “Works will include constructing 6 kilometres of new rail track and developing civil infrastructure at the site, all of which will encourage future rail development in the industrial precinct.
“Once complete, the new intermodal facility will support the transfer of up to795,000 tonnes of freight annually from 2020–21 and will improve south east Queensland’s economy by increasing efficiencies in rail freight transport and providing better access for industry to markets”
The National Stronger Regions Fund is delivering $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage in Australia’s regions.