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Tick of approval for Darwins Truck Central

The $52 million freight hub’s facilities lauded as world leading

 

The Truck Central freight hub in Darwin had its official opening recently and has been backed to improve supply chain efficiencies in the region as industrial lots become available to transport sector businesses.

The $52 million industrial estate in Berrimah currently includes a road train assembly area (RTAA), heavy vehicle inspection facilities (HVIF) and a BP Truck Stop.

Located at the crossroads of the region’s major heavy vehicle transport routes of Tiger Brennan Drive and Wishart Road, as well as East Arm Port, the assembly area comprises 3.2 hectares of concrete hardstand with line marking for 55 large vehicle parking bays, accommodating road trains, B-doubles and semi-trailers, and includes two concrete loading ramps.

The new HVIF is set to open later in 2019, capable of handling fully configured road trains (triples and quads) without the need to decouple, which has been lauded as a world first.

The developer, Land Development Corporation, partnering with the Ostojic Group, notes that more than 20 industrial lots between 3,000 to 9,000 square metres are available for businesses in the transport sector, including truck depots, sales, servicing, tyre retailers, maintenance and repairs.


Look back on Truck Central’s development last year, here


The hub is expected to improve supply chain efficiencies, heavy transport safety and productivity, and services to support industry in the region.

“Truck Central is a welcome development for the road transport industry in the Territory, establishing a key transport hub at the cross roads of Darwin’s major heavy vehicle routes,” Northern Territory senator Nigel Scullion says.

“The Australian Government is proud to have committed $9.65 million to the $19.3 million development of the RTAA and HVIF through its Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, and congratulate the Northern Territory Government on their matching contribution to this important project.

“Truck Central was delivered in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and the Land Development Corporation to improve safety and productivity for the heavy vehicle transport sector.”

NT infrastructure, planning and logistics minister Eva Lawler says the development is a boon for the Territory’s road freight transport industry.

“Road trains are synonymous with the NT and the industry is a significant contributor to economic growth and jobs in the Territory,” Lawler says.

“The Truck Central development required extensive collaboration between the private and public sectors, and I congratulate all those involved on delivering this hallmark facility for the Top End.”

 

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