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$740 Million for Interstate Freight Terminal in Truganina.


 
In a win for both the Wyndham City Council and the Melton City Council, the Federal Government is investing $740 million on the Western Interstate Freight Terminal in Truganina and $920 million for the Outer Metropolitan Ring (South Rail connection to the Western Interstate Freight Terminal).
 

The Western Interstate Freight Terminal (WIFT) is a significant regional infrastructure project that will boost local job creation of up to 39,000 people and commercial productivity within the outer west and Victoria.

 The WIFP will dramatically improve efficiencies in local, national and international freight movement by bringing local warehouse precincts closer to freight terminals, and limiting the number of trucks and trains required to transport interstate freight into the Dynon Precinct in Port Melbourne.

 

Additionally, the Dynon terminal is limited in its capacity and earmarked for closure with identified urban renewal opportunities for North Dynon.

The WIFT is a critical infrastructure project that will be located centrally to the ports in Melbourne and Geelong as well as the proposed Bay West, Melbourne, Essendon and Avalon airports, logistics warehousing and inland rail. It is also connected by road and rail to Ballarat, Geelong, and interstate to Adelaide and Perth.

 The west is the origin and destination for around a quarter of all container transport, and Truganina is close to around 50 percent of existing interstate rail freight customers, ideally placing the WIFP as the key node for port-related activity.

Source: Western Intermodal