Boundary Change For Logic Estate A Common Sense Change
A simple municipal boundary change will see the Logic Estate, North East Victoria’s largest freight and logistics hub, take another step forward.
The Andrews Labor Government has gazetted a municipal boundary change along a key rail line, which means a proposed new intermodal rail terminal will sit inside the City of Wodonga’s boundary, rather than across both Wondonga and Indigo Shire Council.
The rail freight terminal, to be built at the Logic Estate at Barnawartha near Wodonga, will now be subject to just one set of council’s planning and building controls.
The narrow 1.5 kilometre strip of land in Indigo Shire will officially become part of Wodonga City on November 6, after both councils requested the change.
In March, the Labor Government secured investment for the rail terminal at Logic, part of a $39 million investment by Australia’s largest private rail operator, SCT Logistics.
The project is expected to generate 210 new jobs – 118 of them based in Wodonga – and streamline SCT’s freight movements between Melbourne and Brisbane.
With these council boundary changes confirmed, those jobs are now closer than ever to fruition.
Developing the rail freight terminal at Logic, 14 kilometres west of Wodonga, will transform freight operations in and around North East Victoria, boosting local jobs and investment.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“This is a great example of two councils and the Andrews Labor Government working together, agreeing on a solution and achieving a good, common sense outcome.”
“By working with the Wodonga City Council to make these changes and to secure this investment, the Labor Government is driving job creation and economic growth in regional Victoria.”
“The Labor Government is committed to supporting regional infrastructure development, boosting local jobs and strengthening local economies.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“This is fantastic news for Wodonga and yet another example of local councils and the Andrews Labor Government working together to boost investment and create new employment opportunities in the area.”