Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz says the Scenic Rim region is full steam ahead, following today’s official opening of the $35.2 million road/rail intermodal freight terminal.
The Coalition Government provided $9.6 million towards the project under the National Stronger Regions Fund.
Mr Buchholz said the Intermodal Rail Freight Precinct in Bromelton was constructed on 10 hectares of land.
“The project constructed six kilometers of new rail track connecting to the Sydney-Brisbane rail line, a transit warehouse with a hardstone area, a container area, storage facility and an office building and car park,” Mr Buchholz said.
Mr Buchholz said the Intermodal Rail Freight Precinct would help boost the local economy and create jobs.
“Local producers and exporters will be more competitive in the global environment as the precinct makes freight from supplier to market more efficient,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The new terminal will also increase freight access to the main rail line from Brisbane across Australia, boosting business growth and productivity in the Scenic Rim as more people move their product to interstate and international markets.”
“The project supported the local economy during construction by creating 150 jobs, and will continue to support the region with 125 ongoing local jobs.”
Mr Buchholz said the local community would benefit from the new Bromelton Rail Freight Precinct.
“We are creating the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and projects that support future regional development strengthen our wonderful area.” Mr Buchholz said.