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Brighton Transport Hub

Project Cost: $80 million (Funded prior to TasRail)
Timeframe: 2007 – 2013
Funding source: Tasmanian and Australian Governments
Works partners: Former Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER); John Holland; Hazell Brothers; Toll

Project Overview: The Brighton Transport Hub represents the single, biggest change to the freight transport sector for many years. The project was initiated by the Tasmanian Government in 2007 and through DIER, the intermodal transport hub was constructed. Following the establishment of TasRail in December 2009, TasRail worked with DIER to identify, understand and assess the potential implications and opportunities of the Hub. This included the business case to support TasRail taking on the role of Hub Operator and ultimate Manager of the facility, with responsibility for both the Hardstand and Warehouse Zones. In December 2012, TasRail announced that it had signed national transport company Toll, as its anchor tenant at the Hub. Toll subsequently invested $20 million in new facilities at the Hub, paving the way for the relocation of rail operations from Macquarie Point in Hobart to the Brighton Transport Hub in June 2014.

Project Objectives:
• Set a new standard for intermodal freight terminals
• Enable TasRail to play a leading role in the provision of freight logistics for both road and rail, and road and road
• Provide a focal point for the consolidation and deconsolidation of freight
• Reduce transit times between Hobart and Northern ports