Committee Calls for RiFL Hub Support
Committee 4 Wagga this week released a document calling for a collaborative approach from all three levels of government in the construction of the Riverina Intermodal Freight & Logistics Hub (RiFL Hub) in Wagga Wagga.
Committee 4 Wagga calls for the three levels of Government to commit to the construction of the RiFL Hub which would provide key economic drivers for the local, state and national economy.
This visionary project to construct the RiFL Hub is vital to the future economy and development of Wagga Wagga, surrounding regions, the economy of NSW and Australia.
Wagga Wagga is the capital of the Riverina supporting a population base of 282,000 people. The Riverina is considered to be the food bowl of the Nation and needs to be recognised as an important part of the Nation’s future, given the current downturn in the manufacturing industry.
The Committee for Wagga envisages that the development of the RiFL Hub will;
Enable regional business to deliver products cost effectively to national and world markets
Rationalise freight movements across the Riverina and on the Sturt and Hume Highways
Improve road and rail safety
Reduce carbon emissions, fuel and transport costs.
The document has been sent to key stakeholders at all levels of Government including:
Prime Minister, Tony Abbott
Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss
Member For Riverina, Michael McCormack
NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell
Deputy Premier & Minister for Regional Infrastructure Services, Andrew Stoner
Minister for Roads & Ports, Duncan Gay
Member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire
Mayor, Rod Kendall
Wagga City Councillors
WWCC General Manager, Phil Pinyon
Director of Economic Development, Peter Adams