Build­ing the best trans­port and lo­gis­tics fa­cil­i­ties

Australian Transport News - - Operations + Strategy -


Vaughan Con­struc­tions has been build­ing for the K&S Group since 1992. Mov­ing for­ward into the sec­ond decade of busi­ness to­gether, K&S Group ap­pointed Vaughan to De­sign and Con­struct their new fa­cil­ity in Tru­gan­ina.

The fa­cil­ity com­prises of cor­po­rate and op­er­a­tional of­fices, driver’s fa­cil­i­ties, a 2,304m² cross-dock build­ing, 15,000m² ware­house and a 5,337m² truck ser­vice and main­te­nance build­ing. An ex­ten­sive amount, 78,650m² of pave­ments sur­round the fa­cil­ity.

“The project, with its im­me­di­ate im­pact on our ef­fi­ciency, is tes­ta­ment to the close part­ner­ship nec­es­sary for the suc­cess­ful integration of the com­plex op­er­a­tions within our busi­ness units. Vaughan’s ex­pe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing pro­gres­sive de­sign so­lu­tions delivered sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings to the over­all project,” says Legh Winser, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, K&S Freighters Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited


At Vaughan Con­struc­tions, we pride our­selves on ‘ build­ing cus­tomers for life’, and our part­ner­ship with GMK Lo­gis­tics is tes­ta­ment to our long term cus­tomer com­mit­ment. Ap­pointed un­der a De­sign & Con­struct con­tract, Vaughan re­cently com­pleted an ex­ten­sion on the GMK ware­house in Gre­gory Hills, NSW.

The ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity was orig­i­nally built by Vaughan in 2016 and in­cluded ex­ten­sive fu­ture plan­ning mea­sures to al­low for a cost ef­fec­tive and seam­less fu­ture ex­ten­sion.

The lat­est project in­cluded adding an ad­di­tional 6000m² of floor space which was com­pleted in un­der six months.

Vaughan was able to suc­cess­fully com­plete the ex­ten­sion with min­i­mal in­ter­rup­tion to busi­ness op­er­a­tions on­site.


This ven­ture saw Vaughan Con­struc­tions team up with Aus­tralia’s lead­ing sup­ply-chain provider, Northline to build a 15,000m² pur­pose-built distri­bu­tion cen­tre, lo­cated in East Arm, NT.

Northline ser­vices the whole of Aus­tralia through a net­work of 13 fa­cil­i­ties. This new Dar­win fa­cil­ity is housed on a 4Ha site and will pro­vide ex­cess of 10,000m² of fully en­closed ware­house space, 500m² of of­fices and a 385m² work­shop.

The fa­cil­ity pro­vides a sig­nif­i­cant boost to Northline’s Top End op­er­a­tions with eas­ier ac­cess to sea, road and rail con­nec­tions through its lo­ca­tion within Dar­win’s lead­ing in­dus­trial precinct.

“It has been a plea­sure to have been in­volved with a build­ing com­pany who have taken the time to un­der­stand our busi­ness and work with us to pro­duce such a great fa­cil­ity,” says Dale Goldswor­thy, Dar­win Branch Man­ager, Northline


Vaughan Con­struc­tions was re­cently ap­pointed to de­liver Lin­fox’s North Star distri­bu­tion cen­tre, lo­cated in East Arm, NT, af­ter the suc­cess­ful de­liv­ery of two ma­jor Lin­fox fa­cil­i­ties in WA: a 30,000m² multi-ten­anted trans­port fa­cil­ity in Hazelmere and a 31,000m² fast mov­ing con­sumer goods ware­house in Kew­dale.

The 2,350m² North Star distri­bu­tion cen­tre in­cludes an of­fice, chiller/ante room, and am­bi­ent ware­hous­ing space, with over 20,000m² worth of ex­ter­nal as­phalt, con­crete and land­scaped ar­eas for con­tainer stor­age and hard­stand.

Vaughan has also suc­cess­fully com­pleted two other projects within the same es­tate, for Northline and Cahill Trans­port.

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