Major progress in RiFL Hub earthworks
Published: 26 Feb 2021 12:05pm
Earthworks on the next stage of the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) Hub at Bomen Industrial Precinct have made significant progress at the site just one month into this construction phase.
There is currently 15 heavy machinery vehicles operating on the 80-hectare site which have shifted 100,000 cubic metres of earth since 22 January.
More plant is expected on site in coming weeks with the aim to move 100,000 cubic metres each month till June towards a total of 500,000.
Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Regional Activation Michael Keys said the $54M project will be a “game-changer” for Wagga and the surrounding region.
“The RiFL Hub terminal will be the core for future growth and expansion in the Bomen Special Activation Precinct, generating up to 6,000 jobs in this region, and has the potential to drive the economic future of the city for decades,” Mr Keys said.
Council has partnered with Visy Logistics and the NSW Government to deliver the 4.9km master rail siding and industrial subdivision.
Visy Logistics will operate and manage the RiFL Hub terminal and master siding under a Public Private Partnership with Council.
Construction of the intermodal facility is expected to be completed by mid-2022.