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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2016
112 FORUM 2016 New South Wales ports and intermodal Session Chair Rachel Johnson, Chair of the Port Botany Rail Optimisation Group, began by discussing some of the challenges and opportunities facing New South Wales against the backdrop of a rising freight task. She said freight in Sydney is projected to nearly double by 2031, so it is critical that rail plays a greater role in moving freight to and from Port Botany. Key to achieving this, said Michael Carter, Acting Executive Vice-President of Operations at Aurizon, is overcoming the current road ‘or’ rail mentality. We need to adopt an ‘and’ mentality, and combine the best of both modes to get the best outcome. Sonia Adams, Client Liaison at GHD, said one of our failings in Australia is that governments are not planning far enough ahead. All too often, we plan infrastructure for the next five to 10 years, but in reality the asset lasts well in excess of that. For example, are major infrastructure projects around the country, such as WestConnex in Sydney, taking into account major changes in heavy vehicle technology, such as driverless trucks? Kerry Schott, Chair of the Moorebank Intermodal Company, said the figures underscored the importance of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal. Port Botany, whose capacity is one million TEUs, currently moves around 400,000 TEUs per year. Eighty per cent of these do not move more than 40 kilometres. It is clear that Moorebank has an important role to play in meeting the Port’s expected capacity. Schott also agreed that freight has to figure prominently in Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, Michael Carter, Kirsten Molloy, Kerry Schott, Sonia Adams, Maurice James Maurice James