Victoria puts more cash into Wimmera intermodal hub project


Industrial lots gain $1.25 million for first stage of support facility development

Victoria puts more cash into Wimmera intermodal hub project
Jaala Pulford says investment in the hub will help grain farmers

 

The Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal site is to gain Victorian government investment for industrial lots.

Stage one of this part of the facility will gain $1.25 million that the government says will improve supply chain efficiency, reduce cost and improve "the competitiveness of Victorian farmers".

The 100 ha precinct will see 20 lots established with bitumen road access, street lighting and other amenities for agribusinesses and food and fibre processors establishing operations at the precinct.

"The Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal is located on the national rail freight network and further investment at this precinct will create better connections from paddock to port," agriculture minister Jaala Pulford says.

The $2.5 million development supporting the $17.5 million hub will be delivered by Horsham Rural City Council with support from the state government.

The development is funded through its $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund, which the government says supports projects that maintain market access, grow exports and boost jobs across Victoria.

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