Lindsay set to expand Acacia Ridge complex


Development plans unfolding on the ground and in operations

Lindsay set to expand Acacia Ridge complex
The planned Lindsay development at Acacia Ridge.

 

Lindsay Australia  is due to sign up for a 12-year lease for a 11,165 square metre national head office, cold store, warehouse, workshop and transport depot at Queensland’s Acacia Ridge.

According to property firm Colliers International, this is one of the last remaining large-scale development sites within the core Acacia Ridge industrial precinct.

The new facility will be developed by Alliance Property on a 46,775 sq m site adjacent to the Acacia Ridge Intermodal Terminal.  

Lindsay says the move will consolidate three separate sites into one location.

Construction is due to commence mid-2015 with completion anticipated in the second quarter of 2016.

"Lindsay Australia chose the site due to its central location and proximity to the Rocklea Markets, Acacia Ridge intermodal and major arterial road network," Stronghold Investment Management executive director Steve de Nys, who managed the procurement process, says.

Lindsay is also in the midst of completing construction of a new depot in Adelaide, expanding in regional Victoria including a site in Mildura and upgrading its logistics systems.

The new systems project aims to increase fleet utilisation through integrated satellite tracking and monitoring; reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs; boost safety through electronic fatigue and speed management and provide differential pricing and revenue tracking.

It has been a busy year for the company, which recently lowered its fleet age with an order for 10 more Mack Super-Liners and an alliance with Visy Board.

The Visy move meant ending its deal with cardboard firm Orora, which pitched Lindsay into the Victorian Supreme Court in March.

An injunction there has since been discharged and the matter is now on the court’s commercial list.

"Although the outcome of the future hearing is unknown, the discharge of the injunction enables Lindsay to strengthen the company’s end-to-end logistics, packaging and rural products solution for the horticulture sector through the strategic partnership with Visy," Lindsay said last month.

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