Driven by a growth in demand for sustainable packaging solutions, Goodman and joint venture partner, Brickworks, have completed a new 16,870 square metre state-of-the-art Service Centre for CHEP, a global leader in sustainably moving goods, at Goodman’s Rochedale Motorway Estate.
With excellent transport connectivity to Brisbane’s CBD and motorways, the purpose-built Service Centre will enable CHEP to service its customers for its reusable supply chain platforms with reusable plastic containers (RPC/crates), plastic pallets, bins, and intermediate bulk containers – all from a single washing facility.
The new CHEP facility is one of Goodman’s most sustainable properties in Queensland with environmental features such as a 450kw solar system, which is anticipated to generate approximately 700MWh per annum. The property has LED and movement sensor lighting in the office and warehouse, rainwater reticulation, solar hot water and a fully integrated wastewater treatment plant.
Celebrating the commissioning of the new facility Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner officiated the opening held on-site today.
Graham Wrigglesworth, Director Plant Operations, CHEP Australia said: “This Service Centre is just one part of the company's ongoing and significant investment in industry leading facilities and comprehensive network coverage, for essential supply chains. Rochedale is well located with excellent road connectivity for customers and employees and this new site supports the achievement of our sustainability goals. An environmentally efficient supply chain benefits our customers, our people, the community and our business.”
Jason Little, CEO Australia, Goodman Group said, “Delivering high-quality, sustainable properties in strategic locations like Rochedale is important to Goodman. At Rochedale Motorway Estate, we’re able to create space that supports CHEP’s sustainability goals and its future growth. The service centre has also contributed to local jobs growth including around 120 jobs during construction, and another 90 now on completion.”
To welcome CHEP to its new space, Goodman commissioned a piece of artwork from contemporary Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton from the Kalkadoon people. Chern’ee’s artwork is her interpretation of CHEP’s history, painted in their primary colours and is proudly displayed at the site.