Australia Post signs up for Goodman’s Oakdale Estate

Goodman Group and its joint venture partner, Brickworks, continue to develop high specification properties for Australia’s leading brands at Oakdale West Industrial Estate in Sydney’s west, with the latest facility being developed for by Australia Post.

With a site spanning almost eight football fields, Australia Post has committed to a 10-year lease at Oakdale West. Once developed, the property will house a parcel processing facility, delivery centre and an extensive conveyor and sortation system which can process up to 450,000 parcels per day. Construction is due to start early in 2022 and complete in August 2022.

Fuelled by e-commerce demand, Australia Post joins a growing list of high-profile businesses such as Amazon, Coles, Woolworths, Telstra, and Xylem requiring speed to market and easy access to consumers.

Larger than the suburb of Pyrmont, Oakdale West at Kemps Creek is a zoned, masterplan- approved fully-serviced site, and is on the doorstep of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis with easy access to the M7 and M4 motorways. Goodman has invested $150 million in local infrastructure around Oakdale West and collaborated with TfNSW to provide greater public transport connectivity, and Endeavour Energy to secure a new zone substation to the area.

“We identified Oakdale as a strategic location many years ago. The significant growth in warehousing and logistics over the last 18 months has created demand for high-quality industrial space in this pocket of Western Sydney. There are more than 4.4 million people with a digital spend of around $15.6 billion within an hour’s drive of Oakdale estate and it provides unrivalled access to this market,” said Jason Little, CEO Australia, Goodman Group.

The buildings have been designed to suit specific user requirements with sustainable design initiatives incorporated including drought-resistant landscaping, rainwater harvesting, EV

charging stations and 5% of parking dedicated to electric vehicles, LED lighting and recycling facilities. All properties at Oakdale West will have solar installed. With 8.25 MW of solar committed to date at Oakdale West, saving the equivalent emissions of taking 5,500 cars off the road.

“More than five years of planning has gone into the surrounding road infrastructure works and we’ve worked closely with TfNSW to secure a regular bus service, which is now operational, servicing the estate from St Marys train station” said Jason Little.

The entire Oakdale precinct has seen significant improvements to road infrastructure with construction of the new 1.2 kilometre regional road Compass Drive connecting to Lenore Drive now complete, including a bridge constructed to cater for the future Western Sydney freight line over the Warragamba pipelines. The new road provides direct dual carriageway with two lanes each way into the estate.

To date, construction and infrastructure works have seen 6,500 people inducted on-site with approximately two million hours worked.

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About Warwick Petschack

Warwick has over 25 years of property investment and management experience. Principally responsible as Managing Director for Capital Management Australia and Joint Managing Director for Chauvel Capital Partners and Editor of Australian Property Markets News.

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