A Market-led Proposal for the development of a new Bullsbrook Intermodal Container Terminal is being considered by the McGowan Government, with the proposal progressing to Stage 2.
The proposal, by Harvis Capital Pty Ltd, for an intermodal terminal at Bullsbrook could unlock future development in Perth’s north-eastern corridor, facilitating economic activity and attracting job opportunities to the area.
Moving metropolitan freight from road to rail helps reduce road congestion and improve efficiency, safety and productivity of the freight network, ensuring Western Australia is competitive in domestic and international markets.
It also supports job creation in the north-east corridor.
An intermodal terminal would bring containerised freight from Fremantle Port to unload in the Bullsbrook industrial area, where it would be transferred from rail to the regional road network.
Stage 2 of the project assessment process will further investigate the feasibility of the proposal, with the proponent to now submit a detailed business case on the project.
Market-led Proposals are a streamlined way for businesses and government to work together to create a stronger economy and jobs for Western Australians.
More information is available at https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-finance/market-led-proposals
As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
“One of our key election commitments was to move more freight onto rail to help ease road congestion and improve safety.
“An intermodal terminal at Bullsbrook has the potential to boost the efficiency and capacity of the rail freight system, reduce truck movements on metropolitan roads and to increase job creation and economic development in Perth’s north-eastern corridor.
“We will continue to work closely with industry to encourage and support more freight on rail, to make our freight supply chains as efficient and cost effective as possible.”