Goodman has started construction on a new purpose-built industrial property at Redbank Motorway Estate in south-west Brisbane to be leased to supply chain business CHEP on a 15-year lease. 

Located on an 8163 sqm new site, the property will serve as a timber pallet repair and service centre with an initial production capability to manage four million timber pallets.   

The warehouse was due for completion in October this year, offering an optimised layout for quicker vehicle turnaround times.  

It will also feature a 450kW rooftop solar system, LED and motion sensor lighting, smart metering to reduce energy consumption, rainwater harvesting capable of reusing water for onsite irrigation and toilet flushing, and electric vehicle charging bays for passenger vehicles. 

CHEP’s investment in the network follows the opening of its plastic pallet and containers washing facility at Goodman’s Rochedale Estate in 2022.  

CHEP’s new facility at Goodman’s Redbank Motorway Estate

“Following on from opening our premium plastic pallet and containers wash facility in Rochedale late last year, this Service Centre strengthens CHEP’s ongoing and significant investment in industry leading facilities in Queensland, and supports CHEP’s full suite of reusable platforms enabling supply chains of tomorrow,” said Jason Collins, Regional Operations Director – Queensland, CHEP Australia. 

CHEP’s service centre was strategically located to provide fast and efficient connectivity for customers.  

Redbank Motorway Estate offered excellent transport connectivity located off the Ipswich Highway with toll-free access to Brisbane’s CBD and direct links to Logan Motorways, Cunningham/ Warrego Highways and the Centenary, Gateway, and M1 Motorways.   

It spanned over 130 hectares and provides premium industrial space to leading organisations including Coles, Australia Post, Fedex, DB Schenker and Bapcor. 

“Our relationship with CHEP is a great example of how our business is focused on the current and future needs of our customers. We worked with CHEP and identified Redbank as a complementary site to its existing locations,” said Jason Little, CEO Australia, Goodman Group.  

“Redbank Motorway Estate offers excellent road connectivity to Greater Brisbane for CHEP to meet rising service expectations, the needs of their customers and employees. It also provides opportunities to be sustainable.” 

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said CHEP’s newest service centre would play an important role in creating much-needed local jobs in Ipswich, Queensland’s fastest growing city.