Woolworths Group’s A$1.2 Billion Distribution Centre Investment

Ashurst has advised Woolworths Group on its A$1.2 billion investment in the development of dual distribution centres at Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney.

Woolworths have entered into agreements with Qube for the development.

The distribution centres are set to open in 2023 and 2024 and comprise a 34,600 square metre automated regional distribution centre and a 40,700 square metre semi-automated national distribution centre (subject to planning approvals).

Woolworths expects the distribution centres will provide around 650 jobs once fully operational and more than 1,000 jobs during construction. The site has direct rail access to Port Botany which will provide strategic benefits for Woolworths’ transport network and help to remove at least 26,000 of its truck movements from NSW roads each year.

Led by Jason Cornwall-Jones (Picture), the Ashurst team comprised Vicki Aron (Transaction lead) Grant Rowlands (Construction), Rebecca Dixon (Planning), Anavi Suri (Real Estate) and Emily Andrews (Planning).

Involved fees earner: Vicki Aron – Ashurst; Jason Cornwall-Jones – Ashurst; Rebecca Dixon – Ashurst; Grant Rowlands – Ashurst; Anavi Suri – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Woolworths Group Limited;

Author: Michael Patrini