Liverpool Council rallies against freight hub
The Liverpool City Council is continuing to campaign against the Federal Government’s proposed $587 million Moorebank Intermodal Terminal project, calling for community representatives for its No Intermodal Working Party.
The working party has been established to undertake the following:
- To develop a centralised and collaborative approach to coordinate Council's response to the Moorebank freight intermodal proposals.
- To assess detailed information and studies relating to the proposed applications for the intermodal facilities.
- To investigate and act upon opportunities to lobby Federal and State Ministers and Departments.
- To initiate and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, environmental groups, and key organisations.
- To make recommendations to Council regarding the utilisation of resources to best effect.
The Federal Government is pushing ahead with its planned terminal, planning to have the facility operational by 2017. When operational, the terminal would house one-and-a-half million shipping containers on site.
The council fears that the massive increase in freight movement will equate to a substantial increase of trucks on the surrounding roads.