The Andrews Labor Government is starting on the Gippsland Logistics Precinct, with design works for Tramway Road awarded to Gippsland-based company Crossco Consulting. Source: Timberbiz
Latrobe City Council awarded the tender for design works to repair Tramway Road and bring it up to a standard that will cope with its future usage by heavy vehicles.
The design works are an important first step to reactivate the disused rail freight site at the former Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal (GIFT) and pave the way for the development of fully-serviced Council-owned land for industrial purposes.
“The design works for Tramway Road are an important first step in improving rail freight access, boosting transport efficiency, diversifying industry and reducing the number of heavy vehicles on Gippsland roads,” Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford said.
The Gippsland Logistics Precinct is situated close to the Princes Freeway and adjacent to the GIFT, and will have excellent transport links to the state’s road network and the Port of Melbourne and Geelong.
The precinct will provide an industrial area where locally-produced goods can be transferred directly into shipping containers for rail freight.