North West Sydney
How Big Can the Moorebank Intermodals be
Obviously a Big Idea needs a BIG structure to contain it made out of Concrete Slab Upstands and with a fully enclosed Roof Structure about the Size of Wembley Stadium It will need to have a complete Air Pollution Capture and Scrubbing System so as not to poison half of Liverpool with the M5 Six Lanes and The Hume Highway running right next door inland with no clearing sea breezes. The Cranes will need to be mounted inside on Mono Structures to avoid vibration turning the Roofs into giant Drums. The Rail Tracks and all of the Container Stacks will have to be inside to control the Emissions along with the Queing and Loading Areas for Trucks so the Mighty Emission Sources are captured and People can still Live in LIVERPOOL. It will need underground Conveyors and all of the state of the art stuff suitable for placement in developed urban areas with residential established next to an existing INDUSTRIAL MONSTER. How Much Will it all Cost???
This thing is to go within 2000m of Liverpool City and suburbs can be as close as a few hundred metres away.
Of Course They are Ex Defence Sites these " Proposed Freight Zones" once they become NSW Resources owned by the Private Sector therefore they are subject to OH&S NSW Style not Defence Style so the Decontamination could take a Decade for all they know ( until they find it then how much will there be and where will it go to next?!) The Cost of Clean up is certainly going to make a dent in the Taxpayer Purse if the Commonwealth does the right thing here but thats what you get when you try to redevelop on Suspect Lands like Military Training Areas that have been used for about 100yrs. Really it Would be Cheaper to Forest it and build a Green Fields Intermodal Freight Hub Somewhere else " But it Looked Good ON PAPER"
Which brings us to the so called "Buffer Zone" a few hundred metres across of Ex Munitions Site which has been under Decontamination since 2008. Mentioned in the SMH back then and then the Labor Government tried to sell it for Warehousing and Transport, no one would touch it-no wonder. The Liberals said it was "Earmarked for Housing" before the 2007 Election. See Anzac Rd Moorebank on Google Map Sattellite and take a look at the THIRD WORLD CONDITIONS IN LIVERPOOL see the Piles and Mounds near homes and how the Govenment is really treating us here.
The Road Connections for the Moorebank Intermodal Inland Port Freight Zone include Moorebank Ave Ramps which have no hope of Carrying Anything towards the M7 unless the Trucks are Supercharged to accellerate in a few hundred metres to 100klms Per Hour and Cross Two Lanes within 800m before the M5 off Ramps to Hume HWY Rip them off the Road. Road Engineering is Going to cost a Literal Fortune because the Sites are hard against a River and there is insufficient road infrastructure so Taxpayers Get Ready Again! MORE TUNNELS Massive Flyover Networks? More Bridges? who Pays??? We Do? The Railway, well that has to get past the Glenfield Waste Repository with Methane Gas Leaks apparently. An ELEVATED Track so Trains just have to climb turning sideways under full power onto a lovely quiet Airborn Railway next to New Housing Estates in Casula.. Forget Sound Barriers this is going to be Supersonic!! Of Course Then It's through the Liverpool CBD Past and Next to the Brand New Teaching Hospital along next to the High Rise Units of Warwick Farm and then The Racecourse ( Hope those horses sleep well before Race Day) Want to bet on it!!! This is what the NSW Labor and Federal Government have in mind, DONT LET IT HAPPEN! Then, There's the TRAFFIC!