Rail freight hub push
TALKS are expected to start next week to garner support for an inland freight at Bridgewater.
Colleen Condliffe and Carly Noble said last week their proposal had “the potential to be the home of the largest in-land rail freight and container hub in the Southern Hemisphere”.
Colleen said they wanted to have a future for the rail line between Inglewood and Eaglehawk that would have capacity for freight and passenger services. Preliminary talks have been held with potential stakeholders and discussions with Loddon Shire are planned for next week
Colleen and Carly said a freight terminal in the Loddon would allow for both domestic and internally export and “we will work with 26 industries to ensure an easy flow in and out of our port”.
“This will boost the future of our economy in Victoria and in particular the Loddon Shire, opening the area for new trade deals with other countries, enable the heavy carrying capacity of trains across our rail lines including double stacked containers and improve long-term rail infrastructure within the state.”
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