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Inland rail a trifecta for Toowoomba region: mayor
Liverpool City Council in south-west Sydney says the concept approval of a freight terminal in Moorebank will "wreak havoc on residents' way of life".
Stage one of the planned Moorebank Intermodal Terminal would allow containers to be uploaded from ships at Port Botany and sent by train to the site.
The State Government says the proposal will reduce the number of heavy vehicles on the M5 Motorway.
But Deputy Mayor Tony Hadchiti said people who were buying and building properties in Moorebank would be subject to traffic, noise and air pollution problems.
"Families who have planned their future by buying and building properties in the area, what they're going to get there is a big dirty containment terminal," he told the ABC.
A decision will be made by the Independent Planning and Assessment Commission in 2016. Public consultations were held in June.
A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the terminal would relieve traffic congestion in the Port Botany area.
"The proposal is a key component in meeting Sydney's intermodal capacity needs and the port shuttle will reduce the number of heavy vehicles on the M5 Motorway."
Councillor Hadchiti said the concept approval was a "gross injustice" for the area and he would protest it before the commission.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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