Toll’s new rail hub on track

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A new $20 million transport hub for Toll Group has been approved by Launceston City Council.

Despite objections from numerous nearby residents, the council gave permission for the transport business to expand its operation on the Dowling St site which is zoned light industrial and has existing use rights.

TasRail has welcomed the decision given Toll Group will increase their usage of Tasmania’s rail network as part of the development.

CEO Damien White said the project signals Toll’s growing confidence in expanding the use of freight rail in Tasmania.

“Since TasRail recommenced rail services to Toll’s Launceston facility in March 2012, more than 60,000 containers have moved through that facility on rail,” Mr White said.

“This generates significant environmental, safety and business benefits to the Toll Group, its customers and the community.

“TasRail congratulates the Toll Group on their vision and commitment to the new transport hub and we look forward to working with Toll Group and the wider northern Tasmanian community on this much-needed economic boost for our region.”

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