Crawfords Freightlines will soon commence construction of a new intermodal rail facility in Werris Creek. The Development Application was approved by Liverpool Plains Shire Council on 11th September 2018 and work has now begun on the site to prepare the land for construction.
The facility will revitalise the region by initially offering employment to a minimum 25 full time employees with flow on effects to other businesses in Werris Creek and the surrounding region by way of contractors and trucks working at the site and additional visitors passing through.
The construction of such a facility and its inclusion in the economic development of the region will be a great opportunity to every sector of business including but not limited to the transport of grain, farm equipment, timber, meat, fertiliser and other materials more efficiently by rail, reducing trucks and congestion travelling to all three ports located in Port Botany.
Crawfords Freightlines management made the decision to make the intermodal facility an open access facility providing opportunity for other businesses in the region and neighbouring areas as well, and to focus in particular on existing and new export opportunities and assisting where ever possible for these businesses to reach global markets more efficiently and cost effectively.
The potential for growth is huge as the North West Express will link with other modes of transport servicing Moree, Narrabri, Inverell, Armidale, Tamworth and the entire New England area.
Since the news item on Prime7 a vast amount of interest has already been received by Crawfords Freightlines. To view the Prime7 news story in full please click on this link – https://www.prime7.com.au/news/3849-werris-creek-rail-freight-hub