TasRail’s announcement today that a contract has been awarded to Hazell Bros Pty Ltd to construct the $7 million Bell Bay Intermodal Terminal has been warmly welcomed by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the terminal project is of strategic importance to Tasmania’s freight and transport system.
“The terminal will provide current and future customers with more freight options, which will boost economic productivity,” Mr Truss said.
“The fact that this significant contract has gone to one of Tasmania’s largest construction companies, Hazell Bros Pty Ltd, delivers a further boost to Tasmania’s construction industry.”
Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said the Bell Bay project is an example of the State Government investing in infrastructure to help grow the economy.
“The Tasmanian Government is investing $1.8 million in the terminal expansion, with the Australian Government providing $5.2 million through a National Partnership Agreement,” Mr Hidding said.
“The Bell Bay Intermodal Terminal is already shovel ready, with works expected to start within weeks.”
TasRail has been responsible for progressing the project, including completing design works, negotiating with adjacent landowners for land acquisitions and completing tender documentation.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development