The Department of Planning and Environment is calling for community feedback on plans for a new road/rail terminal and container park at St Mary’s near Penrith.
Executive Director, Priority Projects, David Gainsford said community input is a vital part of the planning process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the intermodal proposal which is on public exhibition from today until 27 June.
“The Department wants to hear the community’s views on the proposed St Marys Intermodal Freight Terminal.
“Community input is essential to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure any potential impacts are fully considered,” Mr Gainsford said.
According to the plans, the proposed development could:
- facilitate a new container rail shuttle between Port Botany and greater Western Sydney
- operate around the clock with 80 per cent of heavy vehicle movements expected between 5am and 10pm
- have an annual operating capacity of 300,000 shipping containers
- create 60 full time jobs during construction and 133 new full-time jobs during operation.
“People can visit the Department’s Major Projects website to get more information and to sign for regular project updates,” Mr Gainsford said.
“Once the exhibition closes, the Department will consider all community submissions received, along with feedback from other government agencies and councils.”
Have Your Say on the St Mary’s Intermodal at the Major Projects website.