28 April 2017
A new walkway and viewing areas have been developed by NSW Ports in the southern precinct of the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre.
Strategically positioned to overlook the intermodal facility the lookout will allow the public to observe terminal operations and appreciate the ecological and historical features of the site.
NSW Ports Chairman Paul McClintock and NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas were joined by members of the NSW Ports Board and Executive team along with Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay to officially open the Enfield Intermodal Lookout today.
“The lookout is designed to take visitors on a journey to gain an overview of the site’s history, the local environment and current operations” said Mr McClintock.
NSW Ports hosted a ceremony to mark the occasion which was attended by representatives from the Enfield Community Liaison Committee, former rail workers, NSW Ports tenants, as well as community members and local residents.
Mr McClintock spoke of the importance of stakeholder engagement in developing state significant infrastructure assets such as ports and intermodal facilities.
“NSW Ports are custodians of four significant infrastructure assets. Port Botany, Port Kembla, the Intermodal Logistics Centre here at Enfield and the Intermodal facility at Cooks River. All these facilities have an important role to play in ensuring the efficiency of freight supply chains for the benefit of the people and businesses of the State and the nation.”
“Community awareness and support is important to the long-term operation of the ports and intermodal terminals”.
Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre commenced operations in 2015 as a key freight transport link in Sydney’s network of existing and planned intermodal terminal facilities. Intermodal terminals such as this are a key part of Sydney’s freight network to encourage movement of containerised goods by rail.
As custodians of the facilities, NSW Ports is strategically planning for the future trade and infrastructure requirements of the State and the nation.
NSW Ports has a goal to move three million TEU per year by rail by 2045 – around 40 per cent of forecast container volumes. Intermodal terminals facilitate landside transport-logistics efficiencies that are critical to the logistics chain and essential to increase the volume of containers moved by rail.