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Northline invests $21 million in new Brisbane distribution centre

24 April 2014    

Northline has commenced construction on a new $21 million transport and logistics facility at Redbank in Brisbane’s South to expand its Queensland footprint, improve efficiencies for clients and provide better access to major transport links.

The multi-million dollar investment by the company follows a $24 million investment in a new custom built Sydney facility at Smithfield which became fully operational in January.

The new 25,000 square metre Brisbane facility will replace the current Northline facility at Pinkenba.

It will be located within the Goodman Group’s $350 million Redbank Motorway Estate, a new 62 hectare industrial development site with direct access to the Ipswich Motorway via the new Redbank Link Bridge.

It will provide more than 12,500 square metres of warehousing and undercover freight operations space including an all-weather loading and unloading breezeway and the company’s Queensland state office.

Northline Chief Executive Officer Craige Whitton said the new Brisbane facility represents the second multi-million dollar investment by the company in just over a year in enhancing its national distribution network.

“The improved efficiencies of the site will broaden access to our supply chain partners and reduce turnaround times of freight coming into and departing the facility,” said Mr Whitton. 

“Queensland is a key market for the company and this investment reflects our commitment to the state and allows us to further improve our service offering in the region.”

Development approval for the new facility was granted in December 2013 and construction commenced in January.

The facility is expected to open mid-September 2014.

The new Brisbane Distribution Centre is located at Monash Road, Redbank, Quensland.

Incorporated in 1983, Northline is a privately owned and managed Australian company specialising in four major areas of service provision: road and rail freight management services; warehousing and distribution; global freight forwarding and mining, construction, oil & gas logistics.

With 13 branches across the nation, the company’s extensive operation employs over 400 staff as well as full-time subcontractors in all mainland capitals and many key regional centres.

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