At its most fundamental level, users of industrial property have always sought to locate where they find a balance between minimising the cost of transport for raw materials with the cost of transport of its finished goods. In Sydney over the last 20 years, the establishment of the orbital motorway network has highlighted this fact, with suburbs such as Prestons, Eastern Creek, Erskine Park, Glendenning and Moorebank now key locations for the efficient movement of goods in to and then out of factories and warehouses.
With the orbital network undergoing its final redevelopment for some time with the Westconnex and M4 East/Widening programmes, what is the next major piece of infrastructure that can impact industrial location in Sydney? It has to be the emergence of efficient freight rail lines throughout metropolitan Sydney, and the development of intermodal terminals (basically an inland port) to handle bulk container movements. One such piece of infrastructure is Sydney’s Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (ILC). Centrally located within the metropolitan area, the ILC is only 15 klms from the CBD, and offers outstanding connectivity to Port Botany via a dedicated freight rail line, interstate and regional rail connections plus excellent access to major arterial roads and motorways (M4 and M5) .
Consider the growing e-tailer movement and the crucial need to move final goods to customers in a defined period of time means this type of infrastructure, so centrally located to Australia’s largest population base, makes it a fantastic location for pack/un-pack, freight forwarding, import/export, transport and warehousing. With the ability to accommodate warehouse sizes from 2,000sqm up to approximately 60,000sqm, the Enfield ILC offers flexibility of choice in one of Australia’s most strategically positioned precincts.
To learn more about the Enfield ILC, contact Link Property Services for a confidential discussion.