Mildura-based GTS Freight Management and its highway and warehousing arm G1 Logistics is set to contribute around $1 billion to Victoria’s Sunraysia region over the next 10 years.
With support from the State Government Regional Jobs Fund, GTS will redevelop its national headquarters in $4 million project that will see the creation of 57 new full-time-equivalent jobs to an existing local workforce of 160 workers.
In announcing its support for the GTS project, Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas visited the Mildura headquarters of GTS Freight Management earlier this month.
“These innovative projects are a big win for the Mildura community, creating more jobs and making sure these successful businesses can stay local – boosting the economy,” said Thomas.
GTS Freight Management says it will expand its warehousing operation and redevelop its head office in Benetook Avenue, Mildura.
GTS’s workforce is also set to grow by as much as 80 full-time staff.
Founded in 1980 as a single truck operation, almost 60 per cent of the national company’s workforce is based at its Mildura headquarters and the company’s success has led to offers from other regions to relocate. The government’s investment ensures the company will stay in Mildura.
GTS now runs a fleet of 150 modern prime movers and 450 trailers nationwide. The Mildura logistics centre handles most of the horticulture produced each year in the region – which accounts for more than 93.5 per cent of Victoria’s grapes and more than 86 per cent of citrus.