Northline to expand with $30 million Perth facility


Distribution centre to increase company’s national footprint

Northline to expand with $30 million Perth facility
Matthew Gibb and Craige Whitton

 

Northline is continuing its expansion and investment in new facilities with work on a new $30 million Perth distribution centre to be completed in January 2019.

Located at 84 Logistics Boulevard, Kenwick, the facility will facilitate B-double and road train movements and occupy a 30,000-square-metre site, with 19,525sqm under cover, including 11,0005sqm of warehousing.

The warehousing space will be equipped with modern high bay racking, a wash bay and container servicing area.

Its location in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs is close to major highways and Perth Airport, and provides improved road-rail connectivity.


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Northline chief executive officer Craige Whitton says Perth is a strategically important location for the company.

"Northline provides an unrivalled delivery schedule from Western Australia to Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Western Australia regional areas are serviced daily by the Northline’s Perth-wide road-based network," Whitton says.

"The new facility recognises the need to provide multi-modal solutions through the integration of road, rail and air freight, and warehousing and inventory management.

"Northline’s investment is a vote of confidence in the Western Australian economy which is showing positive signs of improvement through recent sustained growth in commodity prices.

"We’re also seeing strong growth in key industry sectors including mining, construction and retail."

The new Perth centre will be the fourth facility built by developer Gibb Group for Northline.

More than $120 million has been invested over the past four years to establish a state-of-the-art domestic multi-modal transport and national warehousing network for Northline as the company grows its business by integrating its domestic and international network.

Its expansion includes last year’s opening of its $23 million Adelaide transport and logistics facility alongside the Kilburn railhead. It also has depots in Darwin, Brisbane, Townsville and Sydney and Mackay.

 

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