Griffith eyes another intermodal facility with Widgelli Rail Hub

Colin Rees Group looks to Riverina initiative after Ettamogah success

Griffith eyes another intermodal facility with Widgelli Rail Hub
The Widgelli Rail Hub initiative aims to look something like the Ettamogah hub.


A unanimous Griffith City Council resolution has seen a conditional approval of the Widgelli intermodal transport facility in the region.

To be built at the intersection of Irrigation Way and Coughlan Road on Griffith’s outskirts, Council documents show the facility will cover 16 hectares of land which runs parallel with the existing rail land that bisects the subject site.

The development, which will likely include a business/industrial park will see construction of a warehouse and office building, a weighbridge, separate truck and car access, a carpark, a hardstand area for the storage of shipping containers, rail infrastructure involving the construction of rail sidings and shunting areas and a stormwater detention system.

The Colin Rees Group, which also owns and operates the Ettamogah hub, is undertaking the Widgelli Rail Hub (WRH) project, which will handle containers and join a new grain hub that has opened recently near the city.

"This is a fully privately funded development with two long sidings and a modern container handling setup," group COO Cameron Jackson says.

"We see the growing freight volumes from the Riverina benefiting from a modern facility and planned business park with be part of this development."

The WRH will also house the Regional Connect rail shuttle proposed to move freight from branch lines around Griffith to the main line at Junee and Cootamundra.



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