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Leighton to build £77m Sydney depot

4 Aug 11 Leighton Contractors has been awarded a AU$115m (£77m) contract by Sydney Ports Corporation for the main construction phase a logistics centre in south-west Sydney, Australia.

The intermodal centre is on a 60ha industrial site and will be served by a dedicated freight line. It is part of a network of planned and existing intermodal facilities in Sydney.In full operation it will service around a quarter of Sydney’s total intermodal demand.

Once complete, container trucks will spend less time on the roads and freight logistics will become more reliable, cost efficient and economically sustainable,” said executive general manager of Leighton’s construction division, Mike Metcalfe. Leighton Contractors recently completed AU$17 million of early works at the site, which included the construction of a bridge over the adjacent railway marshalling yards and drainage and earthworks for the construction of a frog habitat area.

Major features of the intermodal logistics centre include warehouse and container storage areas, an intermodal terminal and internal rail siding, northern and southern rail connections and an environmental project to encourage the recovery of the green and golden bell frog population in the local area.

The contract is scheduled for completion in early 2013.

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