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FEDERAL BUDGET: TWU backs intermodal hub

TWU supports funding for intermodal hub in NSW, saying it will help truck drivers

May 12, 2010

The Transport Workers Union has backed the Rudd Government’s spending in the latest federal Budget, saying it will help truck drivers.

TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon welcomed funding for the planning and development of an intermodal terminal precinct at Moorebank in NSW.

“The $70 million for Moorebank intermodal terminal transport hub is excellent news, and once completed, should help drivers by taking pressure off some of Sydney’s busiest roads as well as meet future freight needs,” Sheldon says.

“But the government should have full consultation with the community, and make sure that when the infrastructure is put in place there is a positive impact on jobs in Sydney’s southwest.”

The union also supported the $89 million investment in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the announcement of 97 additional safety specialists, analysts and inspectors.

“With proposed challenges to the way airlines can operate in Australia through the Aviation White Paper, this is a great step forward in ensuring travel in our skies remains safe,” Sheldon says.


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