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NSW world-class intermodal hub officially opens

The new Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RIFL) Hub in Wagga Wagga is officially open, increasing New South Wales’ freight efficiency and strengthening its supply chain network.

The new RIFL Hub will connect in with the $292.2 million, 60-hectare Bomen Industrial Precinct, supported by the NSW Government’s Growing Regional Economies Program.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the RIFL is positioned to become a dynamic operations centre for freight operators.

“The 4.9 kilometre rail siding will be a game changer for the rail freight industry, allowing for longer trains with the capacity to securely load and unload without holding up other services,” he said.

“These trains can carry loads the equivalent of 134 semi-trailer trucks, reducing the number of rigs on Riverina roads and allowing freight to move efficiently across the state.

“We know the Riverina and Murray accounts for 12 per cent of the state’s agricultural output and are important contributors to our economy. That’s why we are improving freight linkages to secure a brighter future for our state.”

Wagga Wagga City Council Mayor, Dallas Tout, said the project will benefit the region as a whole.

“It will prove a catalyst for freight movements by all parties to be rethought in relation to form of delivery and structure,” he said.

“A once in a generation opportunity.”

Visy Logistics will carry out operations at the RIFL Hub as an open access terminal and provide logistics solutions and services to businesses across the Riverina.

Lee Schmelich from Visy Logistics said Visy was proud to partner with the NSW Government and Wagga Wagga City Council on the project.

“The RiFL will turbocharge local agriculture and industry by making it easier to get local products from the Riverina to customers across the country and the world,” he said.

In January 2021, the NSW Government announced the construction of the RIFL Hub.

In other news, a key milestone for the New Dubbo Bridge is taking place this week, with piling work starting on the floodplain adjacent to River Street, New South Wales.

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