Friday, 5 February 2010

Hoxton Park. $200 million centre

The Mirvac Group will build a $200 million distribution centre for Woolworths, on the 60-hectare, former Hoxton Park Airport site, adjoining the M7 Westlink Motorway.. Leighton Holdings and Mirvac bought the site in 2003. Mirvac will now buy the site from the joint venture and develop a 9-hectare Big W facility – the first in NSW – and a 5-hectare Dick Smith new national distribution centre. A small portion of the site will be held for further development. The facilities would provide 935 jobs when complete, with 300 “new employment opportunities”. The project is subject to Department of Planning approval.


Blue Mountains. First hotel in the world

The Emirate’s $125 million luxury Wogan Valley Resort and Spa has become the first hotel in the world to achieve carbon neutral certification from an internationally certification greenhouse gas scheme, carboNZero, following a rigorous three-month assessment.


Moorebank. $10 million consolidation

Joyce Foam, a specialist manufacturer of flexible foam products for the furniture, bedding, automotive and other specialist industries, will base all its Australian manufacturing at its Moorebank head office, following a $10 million consolidation of its activities. The company currently operates four foam manufacturing plants in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide and a sales and conversion facility in Melbourne. The company will maintain a sales and conversion operation in all states. Centralising production at Moorebank will support 69 jobs. The company would introduce an advanced foam manufacturing process, a first for the Australian foam market, giving it a global best practice in foam manufacturing, the Minister for State and Regional Development, Ian Macdonald, said.