Rail terminal receives visit from minister
Tokoroa’s latest success story received a ministerial visit highlighting the future growth of the district.
The South Waikato District Council and RJ Lincoln hosted a visit for Hon Simon Bridges and the Hon Louise Upston to the Tokoroa Road Rail Terminal recently.
Gavin O’donoghue, manager of RJ Lincoln, said further developments were in the pipeline to further grow this initiative.
‘‘The benefits of the terminal that is fast putting Tokoroa on the map as an inland port are already being seen with a reduction of truck congestion in Tauranga,’’ he said.
The new terminal has seen around 2,000 containers through the line since it started six months ago.
Two additional full time jobs and 12 casual jobs have been created.
O’donoghue and partners appreciated the opportunity to speak direct with Simon Bridges on paving a smoother way forward for more public-private partnerships to develop and become successful.
‘‘I can see that this inter-model approach has huge benefits going forward,’’ Bridges said.
Raymond Lincoln, Gavin O’donoghue and South Waikato Mayor Neil Sinclair were thrilled to show Simon Bridges (second left) Tokoroa’s latest development.