Toll buys stake in new Queensland industrial park

Toll to build new depot for its NQX operations at the Logan Link industrial park south of Brisbane

August 9, 2011

Toll will build a new hub for its NQX operations south of Brisbane after purchasing a stake in the Logan Link industrial park.

Along with manufacturing and engineering firm Stoddart, Toll has been confirmed to operate on the 50ha industrial precinct.

The transport and logistics operator is proposing to build a 44,500sqm depot for its NQX business, which operates services from the Northern Territory through to Melbourne. The facility will be built on a 13.7ha space and Toll hopes to start construction early next year.

"We required a site large enough to be able to receive freight from all around Australia and large blocks with good road network connectivity are difficult to locate," Toll’s property development manager, Darren Searle, says.

The company decided to build on the site due to its close proximity to the Logan and Pacific motorways.

Stoddart spent $11 million on a 5ha piece of land to increase its manufacturing, training, storage and distribution capacities and consolidate its three existing factories into the one new facility.

Director Bill Stoddart says the company’s project team has designed a 25,000sqm manufacturing centre to be built.

"Construction is expected to start within the fourth quarter of 2011 and we hope to be up and running by early 2013," he says.

"We currently operate three sites on the southside of Brisbane. Moving these existing facilities across to the larger site at Logan Link will allow us improved efficiency of operation and the opportunity to be able to expand our workforce capabilities."

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