The Port of Brisbane authority has welcomed this week’s release of the ‘SEQ City Deal Proposition’ which includes supercharging the network with a Port to Inland Rail connection.
This week Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) CEO, Roy Cummins, welcomed the release of the ‘SEQ City Deal Proposition’ by the State Government and SEQ Council of Mayors, which includes ‘supercharging the SEQ Trade and Enterprise Spine’ by connecting the Port of Brisbane to Inland Rail. The Federal Government has also indicated its willingness to work with the state and local governments on this bipartisan initiative.
Connecting the Port of Brisbane to Inland Rail via a Port Connection is seen as being a crucial element of the deal. The Port can supercharge its supply chain network while also transferring containerised freight from road to rail, potentially taking millions of trucks off the road. A dedicated freight rail connection to the Port of Brisbane could be an economic, social and environmental game changer for south-east Queensland, which will result in less traffic congestion, safer roads, less pollution, and a lower cost supply chain network.
Mr Cummins congratulated the State Government and SEQ Councils on their vision to support SEQ’s continued growth and economic prosperity, without compromising the region’s enviable lifestyle and sense of community. He pointed out that population and trade growth are intrinsically linked, which is why the Port of Brisbane and the way freight moves around our region is central to this region’s economic future.