Over the last three years Mainfreight has completed over a dozen significant building projects in Australia’s capital cities, both in its domestic and international businesses.
Further development is now taking place in other major cities such as Bendigo, Toowoomba, Albury, and Newcastle.
The company is looking to move into more key regional areas and Bendigo and Toowoomba were earmarked as locations to continue its strategy of wanting to control the delivery quality and to intensify its network.
Mainfreight originally moved into its depot in Albury, NSW, in 2012, and the last five years have seen enough growth for the company to now increase the site by over 50%.
Completed in August, 2017, the extension includes 1,000m2 of hardstand and provide access for B-Doubles and other large vehicles.
New site at Newcastle, NSW
Projected to be completed in 2018, construction is underway on a new purpose-built facility that will ensure the efficient and effective handling of freight.
Built on 1.7 hectares of land, the 5,800m2 facility with 4,200m² of raised dock will allow loaders to have better line of sight when loading products. Four rear loading docks will increase the number of trailers that can be handled, with another 7,200m2 hardstand.
The site is located at the end of the M1 Sydney Motorway, with access to the recently opened Hunter Expressway and Pacific Highway.