$15.8m transport interchange for Logic

Wodonga Council has welcomed funding for a 24-hour service centre and a fatigue management centre at Logic.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Mark Byatt said the fatigue management centre and trailer interchange in particular would make a huge difference to the many transport drivers who used the Hume Freeway on a regular basis.

“It has been identified in recent traffic studies that the zone west of Wodonga is in need of a number of additional heavy vehicle rest stops,” he said.

“Over time, there have been many accidents and tragedies in this area and having a fatigue management centre, trailer interchange and a high quality service centre will not only boost capacity along the Hume, but will provide for improved safety options for heavy vehicle operators.”

Cr Byatt said the announcement by the Victorian Government today further cemented Logic’s position as a national logistics hub located on the Hume freight corridor.

“We are pleased that this initiative will lead to more jobs and more activity at Logic, which further supports our city’s economic strength,” Cr Byatt said.

“We believe the new service centre and fatigue management centre will also work well with both the existing businesses located at Logic, such as Woolworths and Border Express, and will certainly support future developments at the Logic centre for years to come.

“This development will also provide support for the new driver training facility being built by TAFE at Logic.

“We welcome this Victorian Government funding and believe it is a strong show of support for Logic and in the city of Wodonga.”