Gippsland Logistics Precinct gets new funding


Second stage to reactivate the disused Morwell rail freight site

Gippsland Logistics Precinct gets new funding
Jaala Pulford

 

Victoria’s government will develop and deliver the Gippsland Logistics Precinct in Morwell, regional development minister Jaala Pulford has pledged.

Speaking with and MP for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, Pulford announced more than $5.3 million for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct Stage 2 Infrastructure works on Tramway Road in Morwell.

The funding will deliver Stage 2 infrastructure works that will reactivate the disused rail freight site and pave the way for the development of fully serviced council-owned land for industrial purposes.

Situated close to the Princes Freeway and adjacent to the Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal, the Gippsland Logistics Precinct will have transport links to the state’s road network and the ports of Melbourne and Geelong.

The precinct aims to provide an industrial area where locally produced goods can be transferred into shipping containers for rail freight, while boosting industry diversification.

The event also recognised the completion of Stage 1 works to upgrade the Australian Paper Maryvale rail line, which is now delivering operational efficiencies to the company.

Stage 1 works also improved logistics at the Gippsland Intermodal Freight terminal and realigned marshalling tracks in the rail yard, which will benefit future tenants and freight users at the Gippsland Logistics Precinct, the government says.

"Our election commitment to invest $10 million to develop the Gippsland Logistics Precinct was a vote of confidence in this region – and we are delivering on that promise," Pulford says.

Shing notes that "freight trains carrying Latrobe Valley-made Reflex paper are now being loaded faster, are carrying heavier loads, and are getting to port quicker".

 

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