New $80 million logistics hub set to open in the Barossa Valley

A 133,000 square metre site, strategically located with direct road train and B-triple access to the major freight route, is being transformed into an $80 million logistics hub to serve Barossa Valley’s wine industry.

Local business Nuriootpa Traders is constructing the new logistics hub, which will incorporate a transport depot, storage and distribution facility.

The new facility will include 50,000 square metres of undercover warehousing, 50,000 square metres of concrete hardstand for truck parking, a 700 square metre office space, and a 2000 square metre workshop, equipped with an automatic truck wash and four maintenance bays.

Nuriootpa Traders director Jamie Cooper said the new facility will be ideally positioned to handle the needs of the growing wine industry directly from the Barossa.

“Once completed, this new facility will greatly improve the operations for our wine production customers by streamlining storage through to direct transportation to major interstate distribution centres,” Cooper said.

Due to be completed by March 2025, Jaytex Construction is handling the build.

Nuriootpa Traders director Jamie Cooper, Nuriootpa Traders director Jack Cooper, Barossa Council mayor Bim Lange, Nuriootpa Traders director Michael Chard, and Member for Schubert Ashton Hurn. Image: Jaz Grazia of Fallon and Co

Over 300 people are anticipated to be working on the project throughout its duration, including approximately 60 full-time jobs.

Once completed, the new facility will see an additional 20 ongoing positions created to enhance operations and accommodate existing staff onsite more effectively.

The purpose-built facility will place a strong focus on environmental sustainability. It will feature extensive solar panels; specialised insulation and roof raiser systems to maintain a high level of thermal efficiency; and stormwater basins.

Nuriootpa Traders director Michael Chard said the new depot addressed a critical gap in the region by bringing large-scale, modern warehousing capabilities to the Barossa, reducing the need to transport products further afield for storage.

“By providing storage solutions closer to their origin, we are able to facilitate reduced customer transportation costs and carbon footprint,” Chard said.

Following its completion, there will be future scope for a second stage should customer demand require additional large-scale warehousing.

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