Sydney Intermodel Terminal opposition

Opposed: No Intermodel Committee member John Anderson. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Opposed: No Intermodel Committee member John Anderson. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

HUNDREDS of residents attended a public meeting at Wattle Grove Community Centre last Thursday to discuss the Sydney Intermodel Terminal Alliance [SIMTA] concept plan for a freight terminal at Moorebank.

The meeting was organised by the state government's Planning Assessment Panel to give residents and stakeholders a chance to again voice their opinions.

Among the speakers were Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun and Wattle Grove resident John Anderson.

Mr Anderson, from the No Intermodel Committee, said the overwhelming majority of the 32 speakers were opposed to the terminal's creation.

The SIMTA proposal, which is currently before the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, seeks to redevelop former defence land at Moorebank in three stages.

It would see the creation of a new rail link connected to the Southern Sydney Freight Line, an intermodel terminal with the capacity to handle 1 million twenty foot equivalent units per annum, 300,000 square-metres of warehouses and distribution facilities, and about 8000 square-metres of support facilities.

Details: pac.nsw.gov.au (ref D306/14) and listens.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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