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: