Plans for a $22 million Lindsay Transport cold store and workshop in Kewdale have been approved by state planners.
Members of the Metro Inner South Joint Development Appraisal Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved plans by owner RC Sadlier Pty Ltd to build a cold goods storage facility as part of Lindsay Australia’s operations.
The project includes the construction of two buildings to house a logistics centre, warehouse, office building, accessory workshop and wash bays at 454 Belmont Avenue and 3 to 5 Miles Road in Kewdale.
The site is zoned industrial, as is the nearby streetscape, meaning the development will be “in context” with the surrounding land.
“In the context of the locality which is characterized by warehouse buildings and industrial land uses, the proposed logistics center provides a valuable facility to enhance Kewdale’s function as a hub of industrial activity in Western Australia” , said a report by the City of Belmont’s Design Review Panel. .
Three Lindsay Transport wall signs will also be installed on the northeast, northwest and southeast facades.
The main facility will operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with 100 deliveries scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, while nominal deliveries are scheduled for Wednesdays and weekends.
Goods will be transferred from four trains per week.
According to a report by Porter Consulting Engineers Traffic Impact Statement, the daily traffic generated by the development is estimated at 375 vehicles with approximately 51 movements during peak hours.
“This additional generated traffic can be adequately accommodated on the surrounding road network within the context of the existing hierarchical function of these roads and spare capacity,” the report said.
Three driveways would serve the development, including a two-way light vehicle driveway to access the parking area at the front, a one-way heavy vehicle entrance and a one-way heavy vehicle exit.
“The separation of light and heavy vehicles is desirable as it allows for better traffic flow and better levels of safety for site users,” the report said.