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QUALITY HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
• Skin clinic
• Pre-employment health check
• Work cover
• Screening programmes
• Skin clinic
• Family based medical care
• Chronic disease management
• Acute health care
• Women s health services
• Men s health
• Young people s clinic
• Exercise Physiology
• Nutrition education and counselling
• Mental health services &
• Diabetes education and Insulin
• Wound care management
• Aged care residential visits
• Refugee health clinic
• Travel medicine advice
Monday to Friday : 8am - 8pm
Saturday : 9am - 5pm
7 Daintree Way, Wodonga
02 6059 2700
Online appointment available with GP
and marketing manager and Mr Rees' daughter
and it appears that transport runs deep in
the veins of this inventive family. She is now
the third generation involved in the industry,
following in the footsteps of her grandmother
who established South Suburban Taxi Trucks in
1954. This was Australia's first radio controlled
Her passion for the potential of rail transport
is very evident and is a match for her extensive
knowledge of the company's capabilities and the
future of the rail-freight industry.
"When we first started here we were just doing
the imports/exports out of Melbourne," she said.
"If we wanted to send freight to Brisbane, we
had to send it to Melbourne first and then 12
hours later we'd see it go back past our door.
That's not efficient and just doesn't make sense.
"We worked with a train provider, Pacific
National, and got a service that would stop here
and give it a try. We started with six containers
a week and one service a week as a trial -- these
days we are doing significantly more."
ERH now has the capacity to shift upwards
of two hundred thousand tonnes of freight
While the rail hub is now operating five days
a week, with movements to both Brisbane and
Melbourne and return, Kellie said there was
plenty of room for expansion with additional
pads that could be built, warehouse facilities
developed and additional train services easily
But she said one of the challenges they faced
was making local industry aware that they have
a rail offering direct service from their region to
support their supply chain and demonstrating
to them that it was cost effective, reliable and
"The efficiency of rail these days is a lot better
than it used to be," she said.
"There has been a lot of work done on the lines
in recent years. Rail is designed to be more
suitable for long distance and to carry large
volumes of heavy and bulky loads.
"In saying that though, a part of our business
growth is to offer solutions for smaller
customers who might not have enough product
to fill an entire container but could combine
with another customer to fill one."
And the ideas don't stop there. ERH is also
developing a whole supply service where
product can be delivered door to door,
anywhere in the world, using the one agency.
As a result of this can-do attitude, the rail hub's
customers, volumes and staffing levels grown
exponentially since beginning operations in
2009 and in December 2013 it saw the longest
train ever depart its freight hub at more than
1700 metres in length.
"We are continually working on the message
that customers now have a rail supply chain
where their freight leaves directly from the
region and does not need to be trucked to
Melbourne first for it to be delivered by rail,"
Ms Rees said.
"We are the Albury-Wodonga region's
connection within the supply chain where
product can be moved on domestically or to
anywhere in the world."
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