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St Marys Freight Hub

About the Project

The St Marys Freight Hub will drive more freight on to rail, taking between 70,000 and 80,000 trucks off NSW’s regional and state road networks, including primary freight routes travelling from Port Botany to Western Sydney. At the peak of operations this will reduce the distance travelled by container trucks on Sydney’s road network by approximately 23,980 kilometres every day (8.75 million kilometres per year) making our roads safer for everyone.

The new freight hub will service major retail distribution centres and warehouses in the St Marys and Penrith area and across the Greater Western Sydney region, including major industrial estates in Eastern Creek, Marsden Park, Wetherill Park and Erskine Park.

With the Western Sydney region set to grow to 1.5 million by 2036, the St Marys terminal will be a critical freight hub for the future, delivering more local jobs and vital infrastructure to support the growing demand for freight services in New South Wales

Community benefits

The terminal will be a great job generator for Western Sydney. The St Marys Freight Hub will create more than 150 full time ongoing jobs for Western Sydney, including 20 reach stacker and forklift operators, 100 truck drivers, 20 train drivers and 10 administration roles. More local job opportunities will support residents in Western Sydney to live and work in the area, reducing commuting times and improving congestion. The terminal will also support the local construction industry with 60 jobs set to be created during the building phase. Locals in Western Sydney will be strongly encouraged to apply for positions at the St Marys Freight Hub when construction is complete.

Freight benefits

Connected to the rail network via sidings, the facility will move more freight from Western Sydney to Port Botany for export via rail. An estimated 300,000 freight containers will be transported by rail between Port Botany and St Marys. Moving more freight on to rail will help improve road safety, ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions on Western Sydney motorways and roads. In particular, trucks that currently travel during peak hour to meet midday deadlines will be removed from commuter traffic.

  • NSW Department of Planning and Environment

    October 2018

    Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) were issued by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The SEARs provides the framework for the Environmental

  • EIS preparation and community & stakeholder consultation

    November 2018 to April 2019

    Based on the outcomes of environmental specialists’ reports and stakeholder engagement, the EIS is prepared.

  • Submission and public exhibition

    April to June 2019

    The completed EIS is submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. After review, the EIS will be placed on public exhibition for a period of four weeks. Community members will have the op

  • Assessment

    July to September 2019

    NSW Department of Planning will complete the assessment and provide conditions for the development to proceed.

  • Construction to begin

    Late 2019

  • Construction set to be complete

    Construction set to be complete 2020