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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2017
Geelong. Victoria. Australia. Strategically placed. If you have plans to establish or expand your business then look no further, we have it all in Geelong. Geelong has ample industrial land supported by a well developed transport and logistics network with options by road, rail, sea and air. Road Geelong is located on Australia’s national road network, Highway-1 which circumnavigates the country joining all mainland state capitals. The six-lane Princes Freeway provides fast, efficient links between Geelong and Melbourne. The 75km journey takes 60 minutes allowing easy access to Melbourne’s central business district, Port of Melbourne (shipping container terminal), large wholesale and distribution centres in the western suburbs (Laverton) and direct connection via the Western Ring Road to Melbourne International Airport and the Hume Freeway to Sydney. Sea The Port of Geelong is a bulk and break-bulk handling facility located on Corio Bay providing direct access to Bass Strait. It is Victoria’s second busiest port, handling 14.5 million tonnes of trade each year in a variety of bulk cargoes including petroleum products, grains and woodchips. The Port offers a range of shipping berths around Corio Bay with a draft of up to 12.3 metres. Geelong’s strategic location provides industries with a distinct advantage to accessing raw materials and distributing value- added products to interstate and international markets. Rail freight Geelong is a major freight hub for the Pacific National Rail Network allowing goods – ranging from bulk shipments to parcels – to be widely and efficiently distributed within Victoria and interstate. The national standard gauge rail network passes through Geelong enabling easy access to the rest of Australia. Air Avalon Airport is Victoria’s second airport. The Airport, owned and operated by the Linfox Group, is located 50km from Melbourne and 20km from Geelong. The Airport is situated on 1,840 hectares of land. It includes 55,000 square metres of hangar accommodation, a runway capable of landing A380s and other large aircraft, is curfew free and has a passenger terminal capable of handling over 2 million passengers a year. The Airport offers ready access to Australian markets with flights to Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Avalon offers first port of entry rights (Australian Customs and Quarantine), air traffic is light and weather conditions favourable. Industrial Land Geelong has ample room to accommodate industrial development in a greenfield site or repurposing of an existing site. Land supply in Geelong is buoyant and has price advantages over comparable areas in Melbourne and other state capitals. The Geelong Ring Road Employment Precinct located to the City’s north, provides unique strategic logistic advantages. It boasts excellent access to Geelong (15 mins) and Melbourne (45 mins), the Port of Geelong (10 mins) and Avalon Airport (10 mins). The precinct, located at Lara, is Geelong’s major greenfield precinct and regarded as one of Victoria’s prime areas for industrial development. It is a magnet for high-quality, value add activities, particularly those requiring large, single-storey plant locations, buffer zones or environmental safeguards. Geelong has a broad range of light and heavy industrial accommodation to support development. If you are exploring logistic options for your business contact Enterprise Geelong to learn more. T/ 03 5272 4888 E/ firstname.lastname@example.org W/ enterprisegeelong.com.au GSDM12917 501646A_Enterprise Geelong I 2318