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The Wagga Wagga City Council is taking a new approach to attracting private investment to the proposed Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub, allowing operators to join the project at a lower cost.
Mayor, Rod Kendall, says council has set aside $50,000 to facilitate negotiations with industry for firm commitments to the Bomen project, which already has around $20m of federal and state government support.
Councillor Kendall says the next few months will be critical in determining the project's future.
He says up until now, discussions have been mainly large industry representatives, involving a large financial commitment.
The deadline wasn't absolutely identified, but unless this happens over the next several months, then I think it will indicate to council that the time is not right, at this stage.
Wagga Wagga Mayor, Rod Kendall
"Now we're looking at a mix of operators on that site and with the ability for them to determine when they make that capital expenditure and to what extend they put it at," he said.
"It would allow operators to come in at a lower cost initially."
Councillor Kendall has admitted while council is yet to set a deadline at to when it will make a decision on the future of the Bomen freight hub, he is confident the project will come to fruition.
"The deadline wasn't absolutely identified, but unless this happens over the next several months, then I think it will indicate to council that the time is not right, at this stage," he said.
"There has been some very, very good discussions with private enterprise and I'm confident this current level of inquiry will come to fruition."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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