Mirvac Group, has received planning approvals from the Department of Planning and Environment for its most recent industrial estate, Calibre, at Eastern Creek.
Set to raise the bar for contemporary industrial estates in Australia, Calibre will deliver state of the art facilities that blend flexible warehousing and office accomodation over 120,000 square meters of floor space.
Located at the heart of Sydney's Eastern Creek industrial precinct, at the nexus of the M4 and M7 motorways, the site is perfectly positioned as a distribution hub for the eastern seaboard, allowing seamless connections to major transport routes.
The planning approvals mark the start of work at the 22 hectare site, formally occupied by Australian Federal government quarantine. Demolition works begin in February 2016 and full construction jobs for the Western Sydney employment area and has the potential to employ 700 full time employees once operational.
According to Group Executive of Industrial at Mirvac, Stuart Penkilis, Calibre will offer significant benefits to a wide range of industrial users.
"As Australia's, and particularly Sydney's residential markets continue to put pressure on inner city property, sites such as Calibre offer a unique opportunity for large-scale users to consolidate operations and increase efficiencies.," Penkilis said.
"Calibre will set a new benchmark for industrial property, offering flexible office and warehouse facilities. We want to go above and beyond traditional industrial offerings, ensuring design excellence and leading sustainability are incorporated into all aspects of this high quality development, delivering long-term efficiency for our customers"
"In the era of online retail and same-day delivery, a major consideration for logistical companies is access. Calibre's proximity to major motorways with its own dedicated signalling intersection, will maximise speed of delivery which will ultimately deliver improving efficiency"
Mirvac worked closely with the Blacktown City Council and the Department of Planning and Environment to facilitate community feedback on the development application.
Calibre will have energy efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic solar, cyclist and end-of-trip facilities creating savings for the tenants. The site adds to Mirvac's already extensive industrial portfolio, which spans 15 assets across Australia including: Nexus Industry Park and the Hoxton Distribution Park.