Wodonga is more than ever an ideal location for business thanks to the Logic Intermodal Terminal, an $18 million investment to help local companies capitalise on domestic and international transport opportunities.
Developed by national transport and logistics company, SCT, with the financial backing of the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF), the terminal now has a pivotal role in expanding rail freight services, supporting growth opportunities for local businesses, and providing local employment.
In the first three years of operation, SCT has achieved a service of four trains per week at 1.5km average length, drawing 104,000 freight tonnes and up to 5,000 import-export containers per annum, equal to 3,120 B-doubles. This freight not only travels to Brisbane but also via, Melbourne, Adelaide and far as Perth.
The facility is already providing the region with real benefits including 118 new local jobs, with the rail freight terminal transforming freight operations in and around Wodonga by helping to increase the competitiveness of exports from regional Victoria.
The site’s strategic location in northeast Victoria allows SCT to provide the region with direct rail services across the eastern seaboard, South Australia and Western Australia.
The facility is also on track to generate more warehousing and distribution investment in
Wodonga as Victoria’s freight task continues to grow.
Established in 1974, SCT is a multi-modal transport and logistics company with offices in
Major Australian capital cities, and operations throughout regional Victoria and NSW. The ongoing benefits of this terminal show how effectively government and the private sector can work together to create more jobs and inject new life into the regional economy.
Projects like the Logic Intermodal Terminal highlight the success of RJIF.
The government is providing an extra $30 million in funding for RJIF as part of the $2.6 billion Delivering for Rural and Regional Victoria Program, focussing on boosting jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities around the state.