UPDATE | Qube Holdings enter voluntary planning agreement

An artist's impression of the Intermodal freight hub.
An artist's impression of the Intermodal freight hub.

According to Liverpool Council, company Qube Holdings - a partner in the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal development, is entering into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to address a requirement for regional transport upgrades to allow for the transport and logistics facility.

Voluntary planning agreements are entered into by the Minister for Planning and a developer, which agrees to provide or fund public amenities and public services.

The VPA with Qube Holdings contains two items:

  • A contribution of $48 million towards regional road upgrades
  • Works in kind and land dedication for road widening and realignment of the section of Moorebank Ave, south of the M5 motorway, to a four-lane road

Liverpool Council chief executive officer Kiersten Fishburn said the agreement was in part a response to the council’s submissions to the Department of Planning and Environment to ensure cumulative impacts on surrounding roads and a funding strategy be considered as part of any development at Moorebank.

The council has indicated the Moorebank Terminals will have significant traffic impacts requiring improvements to the following:

  • Sections of the M5 Motorway, Hume Highway and Cumberland Highway
  • Moorebank Avenue South
  • Cambridge Avenue
  • Newbridge Road/Heathcote Road/Moorebank Avenue intersection upgade
  • Governor Macquarie Drive

The council will include its concerns about significant traffic impacts in its written submission to the VPA.

The VPA is on public exhibition until November 29. A copy can be found at: