Pacific National’s development of a major freight hub at St Marys, in Western Sydney


Clayton Utz advised Pacific National on the project

Pacific National started activities for its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, in Western Sydney, including associated arrangements with logistics group ACFS. The hub will provide port shuttles to access stevedoring terminals at Australia’s second largest port at Botany.

Subject to local and state government planning approvals, Pacific National aims to start construction of the St Marys freight hub this year. Once constructed, Pacific National expects to rail a total of 300,000 containers between Port Botany and St Marys each year, removing between 70,000 and 80,000 truck movements from Sydney’s road network.

Pacific National Pty Limited offers rail freight services in Australia. The company engages in the transportation of coal, steel, industrial products, retail, grain, refrigerated goods, bulk liquids, cars, non-ferrous ores, stone aggregate, manufacturing and construction products, limestone and cement products, slag, and other waste products.

Clayton Utz partners Simon Brady (Picture), Samy Mansour and Nikki Robinson, together with core team members, partner Elizabeth Richmond, senior associate Lance Bode and lawyer Anthony Cavallaro, worked closely with Pacific National’s in-house team on the transaction.

Involved fees earner: Simon Brady – Clayton Utz; Samy Mansour – Clayton Utz; Elizabeth Richmond – Clayton Utz; Nikki Robinson – Clayton Utz;

Law Firms: Clayton Utz;

Clients: Pacific National Pty Limited;

Author: Michael Patrini