New Zealand Regional Freight Hub




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New Zealand Regional Freight Hub
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The NZ Regional Freight Hub will support New Zealand's anticipated freight growth over the coming decades. The Hub will be intermodal, connecting road and rail, and be located near Palmerston North on New Zealand's North Island. KiwiRail is leading the project, in collaboration with Palmerston North City Council and Horizons, an immigration consultancy in New Zealand.

The Hub will will be spread over three kilometres and include a log yard, container terminal, freight-forwarding facilities and KiwiRail's train operations and maintenance depot.

In November 2019, the New Zealand Government announced that the Master Plan for the project had been completed. KiwiRail is now considering potential options for the site and will undertake public consultation prior to making a final decision.

A NZ$40 million (A$38 million) investment from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund, announced in late 2018, is supporting the development of the Master Plan, site identification and the purchase of land. Further funding will be required to build the hub. It is unclear how this funding will be attained.

Construction of the hub is expected to commence by 2022.



Last reviewed: 05/12/2019

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