New $1.5b, nine stage industrial estate to drive investment and jobs creation in Logan

Up to 6000 jobs will be created at one of Queensland’s largest industrial projects.

The $1.5 billion Crestmead Logistics Estate will be developed over the next five years by Queensland developer Pointcorp and will deliver 650,000 sqm of warehousing, business, logistics and manufacturing space.

Stage one of the project will be completed in December. The 36-hectare parcel was purchased by Singapore’s Mapletree Investments for $90 million. It will develop a $440 million logistics park spanning 200,000 sqm.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power visited the site today with Queensland Treasurer and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick.

Cr Power said the nine-stage project was a “game-changer” for South East Queensland.

“This project is a strong endorsement for investment in our city and will create thousands of jobs for locals,” he said.

“Council is committed to ensuring that Logan remains an attractive place for businesses to establish and grow.

“Our city is facing economic challenges like many others around the country with COVID-19 impacts and this sends a clear message that Logan is open for business.”

Cr Power said ‘Logan well and truly punched above its weight’ and was fast establishing itself as a hub for major transport and logistics in Queensland.

“There are vast investment opportunities in Logan for companies in the manufacturing, transport and logistics industries and we anticipate this growth in the commercial and industrial sector to continue,” he said.

“We are seeing a platform of investment across the city where multinationals are setting up headquarters and securing land that is affordable and abundant.

“This location benefits significantly from the recently upgraded Wembley Road Interchange, providing occupiers with efficient access to a network of roads servicing greater Brisbane, South East Queensland and key interstate transport routes.”

Cr Power said planning support and guidance from Council would also enhance development outcomes and assist in job creation and long-term employment opportunities within the region.

Located within the Logan City Council industrial corridor, Crestmead Logistics Estate is accessible to the Logan and Gateway Motorways, which are the main transport arterials for SEQ.

Crestmead Logistics Estate Aerial view

Aerial view of the planned Crestmead Logistics Estate

Queensland Treasurer and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the potential of the estate was obvious, making it an exciting addition to Logan’s industrial landscape.

“Job creation is so important right now given the current global economic climate,” Mr Dick said.

“COVID-19 has had a huge impact on every community in our state, Logan included. A development of this size will make a great difference when it comes to boosting employment locally.

“We’re seeing this already with construction workers on site, and once businesses begin setting up shop here those job numbers are going to grow, both in the estate and along industry supply chains.

“This project complements our government’s $6.2 billion COVID economic recovery strategy, Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, and will help the City of Logan emerge from the pandemic stronger and best placed to prosper.”

The project, on the corner of Green and Clarke Roads, has been amalgamated over a five-year period and adds to an existing 170,000 sqm of commercial activity underway or planned in Logan over the next 12 months.

Logan development snapshot

  • DHL – 32,000m² $38m 132 jobs (complete)
  • Mitre 10 – 27,000m² $50m 110 jobs (complete)
  • Alphabet (Wing) – 15,000m² 36 jobs (complete)
  • Queensland Logistics Service – 15,000m² 20 jobs (complete)
  • Pinnacle Hardware – 14,000m² 36 jobs (complete)
  •  CEVA – 21,000m² (complete)
  • Hutamaki and Phoenix Transport – 12,000m² (complete)
  • GPT – 13,000m (under construction) a further 72,000m² to complete
  • McPhee (Rinnai) 40,000m² (under construction)

United effort gives Logan a trail to success

The City of Logan will reap the benefits of a $6.4 million State Government funding injection aimed at rejuvenating local economies.

Three shovel-ready projects will share in the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package, including Logan City Council’s Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail.

The State Government has allocated $2 million towards constructing the 3.5km walking, hiking and riding trail, which will be built on a disused railway line corridor.

Another $2.4 million has been given to the Loganlea Road Healthy Street Project and a further $2 million has been allocated to improving the streetscape of the Beenleigh CBD and to provide a shade solution for the Town Centre.

The Rail Trail project received allocated funding while the other two were subject to a competitive application process.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said the projects would provide excellent community benefits.

“Yarrabilba is a growth area with lots of young families and this Rail Trail will provide an important and healthy link to the businesses in Logan Village,” Cr Power said.

“This outcome is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when our two levels of government work together to benefit the entire community.”

He said Logan faced intense competition from other Councils for a slice of the funding.

“The Loganlea and Beenleigh projects were the subject of a competitive process to obtain funding and they managed to beat many other worthy applications from across the state,” Cr Power said.

“These projects will create jobs as they progress but most importantly they will better connect the city and create even more quality destinations for residents and visitors.

“The Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package is designed to keep Queensland’s economy moving forward and I have no doubt we will see a huge benefit here in Logan.”

The Loganlea Road Healthy Street Project is an outcome of the Meadowbrook Summit.

It aims to create a ‘healthy street’ through an off-street active transport link and greening the streetscape along with a new pedestrian crossing on Loganlea Road.

Construction on all three projects should start before Christmas.

This is the second round of funding that Council has received from the State Government for COVID 19-related relief.

The Kingston Butter Factory redevelopment received $6.57 million earlier this year.

Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe said the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package would help councils build new and upgraded infrastructure and give their communities’ economies a boost.

“From Noosa to the Gold Coast and from Toowoomba to Moreton Bay, councils estimate more than 1500 jobs will be created or supported through 63 projects for the communities,” he said.

“Our councils have also been doing it tough with the closure of services, provision of community support concessions and reduced revenue, including rates and charges revenue, all while leading their communities.

“This program is allowing the councils to fast-track new infrastructure and community assets, and in doing so, helping to get the communities back on their feet faster.”