Long-time Industrial Estate logistics company significantly expands its operations

ONE of the first industrial businesses to move to Brighton Industrial Estate, SRT Logistics, is expanding its operations in the State to accommodate its growing business.

SRT’s proposed new coolstore building and associated car parking facilities at the company’s existing Industrials Estate site was approved with some conditions, by Brighton Council at its September meeting.The expansion of operations at SRT’s coolstore and distribution hub at Brighton is the next stage in the development of the company’s statewide logistics and distribution strategy.

Chair of Brighton Council’s Planning Authority Cr Leigh Gray, in welcoming Council’s decision, said SRT’s long-standing support of and commitment to the Brighton municipality was immeasurable and its growth was testament to the value of the Brighton Industrial Estate and the Transport Hub in assisting the growth of the whole municipality.

“SRT Logistics as one of the first businesses to move its operations to Brighton municipality, has demonstrated its commitment by building the new amenities to complement its own business growth.  At the same time it is providing important economic activity in our region and to the whole state.  We commend the company on its initiative. At the same time I commend our council officers and elected members of Council who have recognised how important it is to support businesses like SRT in our community by both recommending and agreeing to this expansion,” Cr Gray said.

The SRT Logistics Brighton Distribution Centre is within the Brighton Industrial Estate and

Transport Hub.

The precinct is a key location for southern Tasmanian transport and logistics, and the proposed development supports the sustainable expansion of the Estate.

Currently the SRT site receives and distributes a range of food and beverage products through its dry store and coolstore facility. The site runs 24-hours -a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days per year.

SRT said the required expansion in coolstore space has been driven by an increase in whole milk products, customer needs for better shelf times and changes in the distribution network.

The project will expand functional coolroom space by building a new 2700m2 coolroom along with  associated loading docks, facilities and office space.

The site at 37 Crooked Billet Drive, 41 Crooked Billet Drive, and Adjacent Crooked Billet Drive Road Reservation, Bridgewater will be modified to allow suitable heavy vehicle access to the loading docks and the new weighbridge proposed for the access road.

Heavy vehicle access to the site will continue through the existing heavy vehicle gate but staff cars and parking will be in new parking areas and through a second gate into a new carpark.

The main building measures approximately 41m by 77m and will be constructed to a height of approximately 14.7m above natural ground level. The main building is proposed to be refrigerated, and includes loading and picking areas, truck bays, as well as a crate dock and charge room.

The new main car park has the capacity for 57 cars, as well as a new overflow car park, which has additional 28 car capacity. These new car parks are in addition to the existing car parking spaces on site. The proposed main car park will have a new access onto Crooked Billet Drive and will leave the existing crossover for trucks only.

SRT Logistics Pty Ltd (SRT) is a Tasmanian transport company operating in Tasmania for more than 25 years. The company has expanded from a refrigerated transport company to a complete supply chain management provider. Today, SRT provides dry grocery logistics and warehousing services interstate and across Bass Strait.

SRT now operates Tasmania’s newest, largest and most technically advanced refrigerated equipment and has cemented itself as the Tasmania’s market leader in both service and innovation.

SRT’s Tasmanian, Victorian and national customer base includes iconic brands and premier producers as well as smaller, boutique producers.