Hesperia launches Roe Highway Logistics Park
February 2, 2019
Hesperia and development partners Gibb Group and Fiveight have launched a major new 56-hectare industrial estate in Perth.
Located on the corner of Roe Highway and Welshpool Road East, Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) is adjacent to the established industrial suburbs of Kewdale and Welshpool, within 13 kilometres of the Perth CBD and five kilometres of Perth Airport.
The estate offers truck accessibility from two major highways and will have freight rail access via the Kenwick Freight Rail Facility, which is due for completion in 2020. This ability to access container freight via rail has already attracted significant interest from a range of premium logistics and industrial services businesses including national freight and logistics group Northline, WA freight forwarding business K-Trans WA, fuel and convenience store provider BP, international supplier Brady Corporation, international oil and gas business Expro Group, and mining and transport supplier FUWA K-Hitch.
With a range of additional large logistics and warehousing tenancies in advanced negotiations, remaining land within the estate is expected to be absorbed over the next 12 months.
RHLP offers a range of lot sizes, and will have landscaped public open space, public art, street trees and flexible General Industrial zoning. BP will develop an integrated fuel station and truck stop on site, and negotiations with other providers are underway to secure commitments for a range of food and beverage offerings.
The project includes extensive plans for tree planting, increasing foraging and roosting habitat for forest red-tailed black cockatoos, best practice storm water management, on-site treatment and recycling of wastewater, and several solar energy initiatives.
Hesperia managing Ben Lisle said most of the RHLP site would be retained for leasing, with a small portion of land to be sold to owner occupiers.
“We are in advanced discussions with a number of larger tenants and anticipate that the RAV 7 road access, the freight rail intermodal terminal, modern presentation and ability to tailor facilities or lots to tenants’ exact requirements will drive very rapid take-up of the remaining land,” Mr Lisle said.
“This has been a highly complex project which required the acquisition and amalgamation of more than 30 parcels of land in parallel with MRS amendment, scheme amendment, structure plan and subdivision processes along with resolution of a range of complex road, servicing and environmental matters.
“We are very appreciative of the collaborative approach adopted by the City of Gosnells and City of Kalamunda.
“I would also like to acknowledge the support provided by the Minister for Planning, Department of Planning Lands and Heritage and Public Transport Authority who worked with us to resolve a range of complicated planning and traffic matters to bring this major new employment site to fruition.”