Queensland’s first 6 Star Green Star industrial building opens for business in Yatala

Queensland’s first 6 Star Green Star industrial building opens for business in Yatala
Queensland’s first 6 Star Green Star industrial building opens for business in Yatala

Frasers Property Australia (formerly Australand) has formally opened its eco-friendly industrial building at Yatala Central, located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with glass bottle-making giant Owens-Illinois (O-I)  being the first tenant to move in.

The facility has been rated 6 Star Green Star by the Green Building Council of Australia, making it Queensland’s first industrial building to be rated such, said a media release.

The 39 hectare Yatala Central estate is located on the corner of Pearson and Peachey Roads in Yatala. 

Sustainability features of the new building includeLED lighting throughout, solar PV system to generate renewable energy on site, 100% water recycling, less waste generation and fibre cement warehouse slabs among others.

O-I has leased a 6.75 hectare site comprising 30,000 sqm warehouse and 400 sqm office space over one level at Yatala Central. It will supply recyclable glass containers to Australian food and beverage companies. It also has the option to expand into the warehouse next to the site and add an additional 5,000 sq m.

O-I Australia general manager Jonathan Marshall said, “Opening this new six-star facility is a further commitment from our business to sustainable operations in Australia. We were pleased to partner with Frasers Property who facilitated the project to achieve top rating for the facility.”

O-I’s Yatala facility will help it service the Australian east coast and the company expects to move up to four million bottles through the facility daily. 

Troy Whalan, general manager New Business, Queensland for Frasers Property Australia, said, “Yatala Central provided the perfect platform to reduce our carbon footprint and launch the first 6 Star Green Star industrial facility in Queensland.

Yatala Central is connected by one of Queensland’s major arterials – the M1 motorway.

“Yatala is one of the fastest growing industrial precincts in Australia and has attracted several well-known brands including Carlton and United Breweries, ALDI, Woolworths, Caterpillar, Visy and VIP Pet Foods. The Yatala market is experiencing increased pre-lease enquiry. We expect to announce several new tenants within the next few months,” said Whalan.

Frasers Property has developed over 17 hectares in Yatala Central and is awaiting council approval for the remaining 22 hectares which will be released to the market mid 2017.

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