New Northline Darwin facility up and running


Strategic location is close to port, rail terminal and city

New Northline Darwin facility up and running
Northline’s facility has been a boon for those involved in creating it.

 

Northline has seen completion of its new $27 million Darwin facility at East Arm and taken occupancy.

The new facility, on a four hectare site, will provide more than 14,500 square metres of warehousing and under-roof freight operations as well as a new full-service workshop to improve fleet effectiveness, the transport and logistics company says.

The Darwin construction is part of a $100 million facility expansion in four states.

Northline CEO Craige Whitton says completion of the new facility underscored Northline’s commitment to the Northern Territory.

"Darwin provides an increasingly important gateway into Asia and is a key connection point between Northline’s global freight and domestic freight services," Whitton says.

"The new facility’s close proximity to the East Arm Wharf will greatly increase the efficiency of our global freight service.

"The distribution centre’s location with sea, road and rail links located conveniently nearby, along with the improved efficiencies of the new facility, will be of significant benefit to our customers, improving our service offering and reducing turnaround times.

"The new Darwin facility will act as a central hub for Northline to service some of the most remote parts of northern Australia where staying connected is vital to the local community’s health and economy."

It has been developed through a partnership between Northline, Charter Hall and Gibb Group in conjunction with Vaughan Constructions and the Northern Territory government’s Land Development Corporation.  

Charter Hall Industrial Fund Manager Paul Ford says the group was very happy to extend its partnership with Northline across its $3 billion industrial platform after recently delivering their new Sydney transport and logistics facility

"This transaction reflects the groups focus on land constrained locations that have direct access to major transport infrastructure," Ford says.

Gibb Group development manager Matthew Thiselton states the project had been delivered on time and within budget, both critical elements Northline had stressed at inception.

"This has been a rewarding project dealing with both a knowledgeable client and results orientated builder, the project team worked seamlessly and efficiently to deliver this facility exactly when it was required," Thisleton says.

"It has been great seeing the excitement from Northline’s local team and customers as this facility has come out of the ground.

"Importantly for us it marks the completion of Gibb Group’s first Darwin development, something we now hope to build upon in the region."

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