Stockland Initiates Final Phase of Willawong’s Queensland Logistics Estate

Stockland Developments, a diversified property group, is set to initiate construction on the concluding phase of its expansive 19-hectare industrial estate, the Queensland Logistics Estate, located in Willawong. 

This $90-million venture, known as the fourth and final stage of the Willawong Distribution Centre, was approved by the Brisbane City Council in late 2023 (DA A006245911). The upcoming development comprises two two-storey buildings, collectively offering five separate warehouse tenancies with a combined gross floor area spanning approximately 45,622 square metres. 

In addition to the warehouse spaces, each building will feature designated hardstand areas and outdoor recreational spaces, further enhancing the overall functionality and appeal. The project also includes parking provisions for a total of 467 vehicles.

Queensland Logistics Estate
Photo Credit:DA A006245911

Stockland’s commitment to expanding the Willawong Distribution Centre has been evident in the completion of its preceding stages. The initial stage was successfully concluded in early 2019, followed by the completion of stage two at the close of 2020.

Stage 3 a significant milestone in the Centre’s development, achieved practical completion in March of the subsequent year, consolidating the estate’s reputation as a fully leased and thriving industrial hub.

Queensland Logistics Estate
Photo Credit:DA A006245911

Stage 4 of this project is strategically positioned in the north-eastern precinct of the estate, situated at 221 Gooderham Road, approximately 19.5 kilometres from the heart of Brisbane. This new phase will seamlessly integrate with Stockland Pallara, a meticulously planned community within the burgeoning outer suburbs of Brisbane.

Stockland’s Head of Logistics Development, Craig Lenarduzzi, expressed confidence in the project’s progress, stating their intention to finalize stage four by the end of the current year. The prestigious contract for this development has been awarded to CIP Constructions, a commercial and industrial builder with a history of collaboration with Stockland, notably on the Yatala Distribution Centre South. The architectural design for the expansion is credited to Nettletontribe, a renowned name in the industry.

As Stockland embarks on this final phase of the Willawong Distribution Centre, their dedication to delivering state-of-the-art logistics facilities remains a testament to their enduring commitment to the Queensland industrial landscape. This visionary project is poised to make a significant contribution to the region’s growth and prosperity.

Published: 18-Jan-2024

Willawong/Larapinta to Get New Led Automated Flooded Road Warning Systems By End of 2022

The solar-powered LED Automated Flooded Road Warning Systems project is expanding, with 12 new locations targeted for installation throughout the BCC financial year, including one in the Willawong/Larapinta area before the end of 2022.

First announced in mid-September 2022, Council will expand its LED Automated Flooded Road Warning Systems (AFRWS) program to include 12 new locations. With the new sign technology, Council hopes to reduce the risk of Brisbane motorists entering flood waters that put their lives and of others at risk. 

Scheduled for installation by end of December 2022 are three locations in Moorooka Ward: 

  • Bowhill Rd, Willawong – one sign on Bowhill Rd opposite #480 Bowhill Rd and another sign on Bowhill Rd frontage of #21 Sherbrooke Rd
  • Paradise Rd, Acacia Ridge – one sign on Paradise Rd frontage of #545 Paradise Rd and another one on Paradise Rd opposite #168 Learoyd Rd
  • Lucy St, Moorooka (Moolabin Creek) – one sign near 210 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly and another sign near 2 Lucy St, Moorooka.

“The ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’ message is one that we are all aware of,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Unfortunately, some motorists continue trying to drive on flooded roads, and sadly this has resulted in deadly consequences.

“We are determined to help motorists heed the warning not to drive on flooded roads by installing these signs at key locations.”

The new flood warning signs will provide motorists with a visible reminder when a road gets flooded with an alarm gauge that sets off once a creek or waterway reaches a certain level. 

Once activated, the flood warning sign will display an LED-backed “Road Closed Due to Flooding” message that will be visible even at night. Where possible, the installation through its remote camera technology will also allow Council to monitor the waterway during a flood event and deploy a coordinated response as needed.  

Willawong/Larapinta to Get New Led Automated Flooded Road Warning Systems (AFWRS) By End of December 2022
Photo credit: Facebook / Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Unlike in 2011, Cr Schrinner said that the February flood set record-breaking rainfall causing a combination of river, creek and overland flow flooding right across Brisbane. This extreme weather event made it unsafe and impossible for Council officers to get to some flooded areas to erect temporary road-closed signs. With the new automated signs, however, Council will be able to close and actively monitor these flooded roads safely and in real time.

The project will be partly funded by a $99,000 Federal Government with Council spending an additional $500,000 for the 12 additional signs.

The complete list of 12 additional Automated Flooded Road Warning Systems (AFRWS) at known flooded roadway locations are as follows:

  • Bowhill Road, Durack (Hanleys Creek)
  • Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Ridge (Bald Hills Creek)
  • Formosa Road, Belmont (Between Stanbrough and Dairy Swamp Roads)
  • Grandview Road, Pullenvale (Pullen Pullen Creek)
  • Kholo Bridge, Kholo (Brisbane River)
  • Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills (extra signs at Gap Creek)
  • Lancing Street, Pullenvale (Pullen Pullen Creek)
  • Paradise Road, Willawong / Larapinta (Oxley Creek)
  • Rafting Ground Road, Brookfield (Moggill Creek)
  • Sherwood Road, Rocklea (Oxley Creek)
  • Victoria Street, Newmarket (Enoggera Creek)
  • Wynnum Road, Tingalpa (Bulimba Creek).

Meanwhile, the Australian Government has already granted funding to install three additional AFRWS at Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills; Bowman Parade, Bardon; and Lucy St / Station Road, Moorooka, to be installed within the 2022/23 financial year.

Likewise, these 10 existing systems may use mains powered AFRWS and have flashing lanterns that warn motorists about flooded road conditions:

  • Bilsen Road, Zillmere (Zillman Waterholes)
  • Boscombe Road, Brookfield (Moggill Creek)
  • Groth Road, Zillmere (Zillman Waterholes)
  • Marshall Road, Rocklea (Stable Swamp Creek)
  • Melton Road / Widdop Street, Nundah / Clayfield (Kedron Brook)
  • Muriel Avenue, Rocklea (Rocky Waterholes)
  • Newman Road roundabout, Zillmere (Zillman Waterholes)
  • Rafting Ground Road, Brookfield (Moggill Creek)
  • Shaw Road, Wavell Heights (Kedron Brook)
  • Trouts Road, McDowall (Downfall Creek).

New Solar-Powered Flood Warning Signs to be Installed along Roads Near Oxley Creek

Photo Credit: Facebook/Dejan Subaric

More solar-powered, automated flood warning signs will be installed across Brisbane, including two roads along Oxley Creek, to lessen the risk of motorists driving through the flood waters.

On top of the 10 existing automatic flood warning signs found in Bardon, Moorooka, and Kenmore Hills, 12 more will be rolled out in the coming weeks. These locations were picked based on the advice of flood and traffic experts.

The new sites are located at the following locations:

  • Paradise Road, Willawong / Larapinta (Oxley Creek)
  • Sherwood Road, Rocklea (Oxley Creek)
  • Lancing Street, Pullenvale (Pullen Creek)
  • Bowhill Road, Durack (Hanleys Creek)
  • Kholo Bridge, Kholo (Brisbane River)
  • Rafting Ground Road, Brookfield (Moggill Creek)
  • Victoria Street, Newmarket (Enoggera Creek)
  • Formosa Road, Belmont
  • Grandview Road, Pullenvale (Pullen Creek)
  • Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills (Gap Creek)
  • Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Ridge (Bald Hills Creek)
  • Wynnum Road, Tingalpa (Bulimba Creek)

“Too many motorists drive through flooded roads, putting their lives and the lives of others at risk, and these signs automatically turn on once a creek or waterway reaches a certain level,” Mr Schrinner said.

Flood Warning Signs
Photo Credit: Facebook/Adrian Schrinner

The new signs are backed by LED lights so they will remain highly visible for motorists, especially in the evening.

The Federal Government allocated $99,000 for this project whilst Brisbane City Council has invested $500,000 so far and will be installing more signs before the year ends.

Priority has been given to sites where there are records and histories of motorists driving through the water despite the “If it’s flooded, forget it!” campaign;

The mayor said that this investment in new automated technology is a “great step forward.”

“Unlike 2011, the record-breaking rainfall in February caused a combination of river, creek, and overland flow flooding right across Brisbane.”

“This made it unsafe and impossible for Council officers to get to some areas and erect temporary road closed signs.

“By using this automated sign technology, we will be able to close and actively monitor flooded roads.”

Joint Venture Submits Plans for Willawong Industrial Park

Australian property fund manager Centennial Property Group and real estate investor MaxCap Group have partnered for a $90-million joint venture that will deliver an industrial park in Willawong.

The proposed development comprises the three adjoining sites at 162-172 Sherbrooke Road and 142 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong that were acquired from separate vendors for a total price of  $14.35 million. Simon Hulett, MaxCap’s Head of Direct Investment described the off-market acquisitions as a strong strategic fit for their Diversified Opportunity Fund (MDOF).

“It’s relatively rare to find a such a significant parcel of land in this location, and with record low vacancy in the core Central South precinct around Acacia Ridge and Coopers Plains, there is currently significant interest in new buildings in Willawong,” Mr Barrett explained.

The Link Industrial Park Willawong
Photo Credit: Centennial /

According to Centennial Executive Director and CEO-Industrial & Logistics, Paul Ford, the acquisitions strengthened Centennial’s growing and niche portfolio within the industrial and logistics ‘mid-space’ market. The company is considered Brisbane’s third largest manager of “mid-space” assets.

“The strategic off-market purchase of these sites in Willawong has been completed in line with our focus on delivering institutional grade ‘mid-space’ warehouse accommodation, with strong connectivity to major distribution networks in land-constrained, inner-ring locations at scale, and will enhance Centennial’s geographic diversification in the Queensland market,” Mr Ford said.

The Link Industrial Park Willawong
Photo Credit: Centennial /

The newly formed 8ha Willawong estate will be the project site for the proposed “The Link Industrial Park” which will comprise nine office/warehouse buildings to be built over two stages. Tendering for the speculative construction of the industrial park has also commenced with a completion date anticipated in the last quarter of 2023.

The Link Industrial Park will have a total site coverage of 50 per cent, 32,000sqm gross leasable area with a value of $90 million once completed. It will offer direct access to transport hubs and major arterials, including the Gateway, Logan and Ipswich Motorways (within 10kms) and Pacific Highway (within 13kms) which will ensure connectivity to Brisbane City’s port and airport.

The Link Industrial Park Willawong
Photo Credit: Centennial /

“When complete, the estate at 142-172 Sherbrooke Road will have significant appeal for a broad range of end user customers courtesy of Willawong’s land-constrained, last-mile location, quality of design and finishes and flexibility in the range of warehouse configurations and sizes, from 1,200sqm GLA right up to 20,000 sqm GLA.” 

The new estate is situated between the Logan Motorway and the Acacia Ridge Rail Marshalling Yards.

142 Sherbrooke Rd, Willawong QLD 4110, Australia