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Nolans big warehousing build in full swing

New Brisbane depot unveiled, Sydney development underway


Nolan’s Transport is in the midst of a warehousing expansion, with a new Brisbane depot launch set to be accompanied by a new Sydney facility in September.

First up has been the unveiling of a cold storage facility in Willawong, for which Nolan’s secured a seven-year lease.

The site is approximately 25,000 square metres, including a 5,000 sq m shed with capacity for 800 chiller pallet spaces, dry storage for about 3,000 pallets and 10 loading docks, the company notes.


Directors Adrian and Darren Nolan tell ATN the depot was scoped out to help Nolan’s achieve “better cold chain management and efficiency for our clients”.

“We grew out of the existing facility and had to make a move.

“The old one presented issues around collection and delivery movements and we were struggling for capacity.

“We are very excited to be able to offer more space and better efficiency for our rapidly expanding client base.

“As a business that has its roots firmly established in Queensland – since the early 1900s – things have to move with the times, and this move is definitely part of our long-term strategy.”


That strategy includes the acquisition of new company-owned Sydney warehouse, construction of which is set for a September finish, with specifications to be unveiled closer to completion.

“Sydney has been a long process, not only to find the land, but to find a facility that had the necessary hardstand area.

“We have settled on a site in Oakdale Estate, and the build is well on the way – stay tuned.”

Nolan’s warehousing footprint includes its main head office in Gatton, along with a Laverton facility in Melbourne.

It accompanies a fleet of about 135 prime movers and 275 trailers and 400 staff nationally.

Read the tributes for company founder Terry Nolan in 2014, here

It has been a prominent year for the family-owned company acquired by Daphne and Terry Nolan in the 1970s, which was also awarded the TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award in May for its best-practice operation.

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) TruckSafe accreditation program – a business and risk management system, which Nolan’s has been a member of since 1996, commended the company for its “strong safety culture”.

“We are particularly proud of this award and it is recognition for not only ourselves, but the hard work our staff have put in every day to make Nolan’s a strong family business,” Darren Nolan adds.


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