SCT girds for rail initiative with Bromelton terminal
Intermodal firm eyes North-South Rail Corridor with latest facility
The Bromelton facility under construction.
SCT aims to run its first train service from Melbourne to its newly developed Bromelton
Intermodal Estate in January.
Bromelton’s completion will mark ‘the final piece of the puzzle" for SCT’s entry onto the
North-South Rail Corridor, it says.
Expected to have a capacity of 1.3 million tonnes of freight a year, the $30 million rail
terminal is south of Brisbane and connects directly into the existing standard gauge Interstate
"Whilst the North South corridor continues to be dominated by the road industry, we’re
confident that our approach to this particular corridor complemented by SCT’s unique rail
model, will allow us to provide a strong and unique value proposition to the market" SCT
Logistics CEO Glenn Smith says.
"Our new Queensland facility will also allow us to expand our business in key regional areas
such as Wodonga, whilst enhancing our capabilities on the Melbourne to Brisbane and
Adelaide to Brisbane rail corridor will provide competitive and flexible rail solutions to
customers going into and out of the state".
Whilst already servicing the Brisbane market, the company reckons its own independent rail
services will broaden its service offering and provide customers with the opportunity to
utilise its integrated rail network and expanded national footprint.
"This major investment will allow SCT to run a number of weekly services into and out of
Brisbane, connecting businesses from Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria
directly into the Queensland market", SCT says.
The 134ha site features a 10,500 square metre cross dock terminal, a 5,000sqm container
handling area and more than 7.3km of internal rail track.
As with other SCT Intermodal developments, Bromelton is open to tenants and customers to
locate their facilities on a major rail head.
SCT sees its Wodonga Rail Terminal at Logic Park, playing a significant role; in developing
SCT’s Queensland rail services.
The Wodonga terminal will connect customers of regional Victoria to Queensland, South
Australia and WA.
That facility ran its first official train on October 13 and now runs several services a week
between Wodonga, South Australia and Western Australia.
Both the Brisbane and Wodonga Terminals will officially celebrate their openings in early
SCT has gained strong backing for Bromelton from Federal MP for Wright Scott Buchholz
and Scenic Rim Regional Council for the development 6km from Beaudesert on the
Beaudesert-Boonah Road, which gained $9.6 million in federal National Stronger Regions
Fund cash last year.
"The council insists the terminal will draw other major companies to the region, create jobs
and drive major economic growth in Brisbane’s Southern Region" and Buchholz has said the
SCT freight terminal is "a game-changer for freight and logistics in south-east Queensland"