Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said final details are being worked on for Tamworth’s Freight Rail Centre with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) looking forward to the start of the detailed design.

“This was an election commitment I made in 2015 and now we have $7.4 million on the table from the NSW Government and we are all set to roll,” Mr Anderson said.

“Tamworth Regional Council is about to finalise the first stage of the agreement with the project, so the momentum is building.

“I’m looking forward to making further announcements in coming weeks in partnership with TfNSW.

“A freight rail centre has the potential to bring employment, increase our freight options, value add to existing road and air networks and lower costs for farmers and producers which is why I listed this project as an important transport priority for our region.

“We play an integral role in Australia’s international exports and by expanding our freight options we can continue to grow and become more competitive in the international market.

“A site for the centre has already been identified and now we need to look at what road and rail upgrades would need to take place in order to have the centre run efficiently and effectively.

“I continue to have extensive discussions with Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, as I want to keep this project moving.

“I am dedicated to building a better region for generations to come and improving freight movements will play an integral part in that,” Mr Anderson concluded.

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