About the Project
St Marys Freight Hub will be built in an industrial zoned area, beside Dunheved Business Park, on a site located between the railway line, Lee Holm Road, Forrester Road and Christie Street.
The development will cover approximately 10 hectares of the 43-hectare Pacific National site.
The State Significant Development project was approved in May 2020 with construction set to start in November 2020. The freight hub will begin operating in mid-2021.
The new freight hub will service major retail distribution centres and warehouses across Greater Western Sydney, including major industrial estates in Eastern Creek, Marsden Park, Wetherill Park and Erskine Park. The terminal will move containerised freight via rail, transporting it directly via train from Port Botany to St Marys.
The project will also support the local economy by developing vacant industrial land into a freight hub close to established warehouses.
By transporting goods on rail, St Marys Freight Hub will mean fewer trucks on Sydney’s roads, easing traffic congestion, improving safety and reducing emissions.
Community and Freight Benefits
The freight hub will be a great job generator for Western Sydney, creating more than 175 full time ongoing jobs for Western Sydney including:
- 100 truck drivers
- 20 reach stacker and forklift operator jobs,
- 20 train drivers,
- 10 maintenance and service employees, and
- 25 management and administration staff.
The freight hub will also support the local construction industry with 60 jobs being created during the building phase.
More local job opportunities will support residents in Western Sydney to live and work locally, reducing commuting times and improving traffic congestion. Locals in Western Sydney are strongly encouraged to apply for positions at the St Marys Freight Hub for construction and operational positions when advertised.
Building work will involve the construction of hardstand and pavement areas, existing rail siding upgrades, vehicle parking, internal access roads, operational buildings and facilities.
An estimated 300,000 shipping containers will be transported by rail between Port Botany and St Marys each year.
Moving more freight on to rail will help improve road safety, ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions on Western Sydney motorways and roads. In fact, between 70,000 to 80,000 truck movements will be removed from our state’s roads. In particular, trucks that currently travel during peak hour to meet midday deadlines will be removed from commuter traffic.
The St Marys Freight Hub will support generations of Western Sydney residents to gain critical skills in the freight and logistics industry when the freight hub opens in 2021.