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Claytonz Utz

Clayton Utz has advised rail freight company Pacific National on its development of a freight hub in Western Sydney.

Firm: Clayton Utz (Pacific National)

Deal: Clayton Utz has advised Pacific National on its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, Western Sydney.

Value: Undisclosed

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Area: Infrastructure, Transport

Key players: Clayton Utz partners Simon Brady, Samy Mansour and Nikki Robinson worked with partner Elizabeth Richmond, senior associate Lance Bode, and lawyer Anthony Cavallaro on the deal with Pacific National’s in-house team.

Deal significance: Pacific National’s proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, subject to local and state government planning approvals, aims to provide port shuttles to access stevedoring terminals at Port Botany, Clayton Utz said.

The firm’s assistance on the development has included associated arrangements with logistics group ACFS.

Pacific National aims to start construction of the St Marys freight hub this year.

Once constructed, Clayton Utz said the company 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 roads.

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