The $20 million redevelopment of a distribution depot at Perth Airport has been officially opened. The upgrade is part of $80 million plus expenditure by Toll on property investments and upgrades to reinforce its capacity in Western Australia.
According to Toll, the renovated facility has the dual benefit of increasing employee safety and increasing the efficiency of its operations for its customers.
“All of Toll’s facilities are designed with safety and customers first and foremost, and this site is no exception,” said Larry O’Regan, Toll Express General Manager. “A massive steel overhead walkway has been built to minimise pedestrians interacting with equipment and to make it a safer working environment.
“The impressive 172 metre structure spans the width of the breezeway and connects the main office with our training room. In addition, the breezeway has doubled in length to 287 metres to allow for 20 vehicles at a time to deliver freight, significantly reducing the time our customers and suppliers have to wait.
“The service we’re able to offer our Western Australia customers improves even more by connecting this impressive new facility with our unmatched national freight network.”
During the build, contractors worked outside operational hours for the duration of the project to avoid disruption to Toll customers.
O’Regan thanked project manager APP Corporation and builder Georgiou Group for their help in developing the facility.