KiwiRail regional freight hub

The Environment Court is currently considering appeals.

Photo shows huge concrete area with tracks, trains, trucks and sheds, surrounded by green space and trees.

KiwiRail is proposing to develop a new intermodal rail and freight hub near Bunnythorpe.

In April 2021 KiwiRail lodged a Notice of Requirement to designate land for constructing and operating the freight hub.

Submissions were invited and the public hearing, overseen by independent commissioners, finished on October 15, 2021.

KiwiRail's decision on Council's recommendation

We received KiwiRail's decision on 11 April 2022 and notified all submitters, directly affected parties, landowners and occupiers.

Four appeals were lodged with the Environment Court. These are now being considered. 

Kiwirail Freight Hub Decision 11 April 2022(PDF, 893KB)

Commissioners' recommendation

Project info

More information about this project is available on the KiwiRail website.