BLAYNEY’s new $20 million cold store warehouse SeaLink Rail Siding will help generate investment and jobs throughout the region, according to Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.
In Blayney yesterday for the SeaLink Rail Siding opening, Mr Stoner said the infrastructure was one of the largest privately-owned developments of its kind in NSW.
“It is an excellent example of the value of infrastructure investment as a means of attracting potential development in the food industry using rail for either import or export opportunities,” he said.
Mr Stoner congratulated SeaLink owner George Tanos for his efforts over many years to realise the project.
“We know that efficient freight movements are vital to growth in our economy,” Mr Stoner said.
Cadia Valley Operations general manager Tony McPaul said SeaLink would also support the expansion of the Cadia East mine.
“It will enable Cadia Valley Operations to improve its freighting efficiencies, which will enable us to remain competitive in a very competitive market,” he said.
“It also allows us to continue our commitment to State Rail infrastructure and to reduce our reliance on road transport.”
Mr Tanos said he was grateful for the government support he had received, which allowed his organisation to expand.
SeaLink Rail Siding is the most recent addition to the $74 million SeaLink development.