Toll Group has announced plans for a new multi-purpose “super depot” on the Gold Coast.
The 10,250sqm depot will bring together three existing sites into one operational hub. Toll says it’s the first purpose-built integrated facility of its kind for the company.
Last week, Toll Group Managing Director Michael Byrne and developers LOGOS and Partners Group officially broke ground on the site at Captain Cook Drive, Arundel. Queensland.
The new super dept is custom built for Toll. It will unite under one roof multiple freight services that are traditionally separate because of operational requirements.
Toll claims it will bring “a seamless freight offering to customers” using best-practice supply-chain management.
Confidence in Queensland
Mr Byrne says the investment underlines economic confidence in Queensland and in the future growth of Toll’s business.
“We have a strong vision for Queensland and Toll is making a substantial investment on the Gold Coast with this new state of the art facility,” he said.
“The new depot has been designed to provide the safest working environment for our people and customers.
“We’ve purposely limited the interactions between pedestrians and forklifts. Customer collections will now be separated from operations. And operational traffic will flow in one direction, which means no reversing and less risk.”
Mr Byrne says Arundel is “ideally positioned” to enable Toll to service its diverse customers, from retail to agriculture. This is because Arundel benefits from immediate access to major arterial routes throughout south-east Queensland, he says.
The company claims it will employ more than 120 Gold Coast locals at the new facility. It has scheduled construction, including internal fit-out of conveyor and sortation systems, for completion by May 2019.
Toll has three existing sites – at Molendinar, Arundel and Burleigh Heads. It says it will “stagger their relocation” until the end of July 2019 to ensure a smooth transition for customers.