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Plans have been lodged for a $100 million freight hub in the Bathurst region, just weeks after the same company announced the closure of its Patricks terminal in the city.
The Department of Planning is considering the application to build an intermodal facility and warehouse east of Kelso.
The Gateway Land Corporation says it will cater for on-site customs, grain silos, fuel storage and maintenance, which it hopes will be open by the end of next year.
Development director Bob Walsh says the central west has been chosen for the terminal because of its proximity to the coast.
"Bathurst is the hub of the central west region," he said.
"Being on the eastern side of the central west region, it's closer to the Sydney markets and Port Botany in particular which therefore gives a much shorter rail journey for freight.
"So this facility that we will be offering will offer really a much more economical turnaround time for the intermodal operator."
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created if plans for the freight terminal are approved.
The announcement comes just weeks after Asciano announced it was closing its Patrick terminal in Bathurst.
Mr Walsh says he does not expect the project will generate much community opposition.
"We are located well away from any residential areas and at the end of the day these intermodal facilities are industrial facilities, but ultimately the benefit is really taking more trucks off the Great Western Highway and putting them on rail," he said.
Mr Walsh says the company hopes to have a response from the Department of Planning by the end of the year.
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