Latrobe City Council has awarded the design contract for Tramway Road as part of establishing the Gippsland Logistics Precinct.
The tender for design works to repair Tramway Road and bring it up to a standard that will cope with its future usage by heavy vehicles has been awarded to Gippsland-based company Crossco Consulting.
The design works are an important first step to reactivate the disused rail freight site at the former Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal (GIFT) and pave the way for the development of fully-serviced Council-owned land for industrial purposes.
Works for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct project includes:
- Reconnecting services and upgrading the function of the existing building on the GIFT site
- Rehabilitating and resurfacing the hardstand area around the existing building
- Resurfacing Enterprise Drive, the access within the GIFT site
- Renewing Tramway Road pavement and surface adjacent Enterprise Drive
- Renewing the disused rail siding through the site
- General site clean-up
The Gippsland Logistics Precinct is situated close to the Princes Freeway and adjacent to the GIFT, and will have excellent transport links to the state’s road network and the Port of Melbourne and Geelong.
Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, said, “Our investment in the Gippsland Logistics Precinct in Morwell is creating new opportunities for industry development and new jobs for locals.
“The design works for Tramway Road are an important first step in improving rail freight access, boosting transport efficiency, diversifying industry and reducing the number of heavy vehicles on Gippsland roads.”
The precinct will provide an industrial area where locally-produced goods can be transferred directly into shipping containers for rail freight.