TIME FOR GROWTH: The Brisbane site is approximately 25,000 square metres, which includes a 5,000 square metre shed with capacity for 800 chiller pallet spaces.
TIME FOR GROWTH: The Brisbane site is approximately 25,000 square metres, which includes a 5,000 square metre shed with capacity for 800 chiller pallet spaces.

Nolan's Interstate Transport expands to Sydney

A MILESTONE year for Gatton-based Nolan's Interstate Transport continues with news that construction's underway on its state-of-the-art new Sydney depot in Horsley Park.

A popular winner of the TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award in March, Nolan's has also recently opened a new Brisbane facility in Willawong.

Director Darren Nolan said the company simply ran out of room in its existing Brisbane depot and is soon moving to a 24-hour operation there.

"Primarily to service incoming and out-bound loading to maintain cold chain integrity, which has become a fairly big thing for the refrigerated carriers," said Mr Nolan.

The site is approximately 25,000 square metres, which includes a 5,000 square metre shed with capacity for 800 chiller pallet spaces, dry storage for about 3,000 pallets and 10 loading docks.

Mr Nolan said the Sydney depot, which he said will be Nolan's flagship and also a 24-hour operation, will be a similar size when it's up and running by September or October.

"Sydney is going to make a significant difference," said Mr Nolan.

"We were struggling for hard stand and space and this will be a more updated, modern facility. There's a lot more space, capacity for freight, loading area, and a lot more parking which is now at a premium in Sydney."

Mr Nolan, however, said Gatton will remain as Nolan's head office and administration centre for the business that traces its roots back to the early 1900s.

"It's highly unlikely we will move from that facility because we have a number of cold rooms and facilities in this area."

Nolan's warehousing empire also includes a Laverton facility in Melbourne and boasts a fleet of about 135 prime movers and 275 trailers and 400 staff nationally.

Mr Nolan said the company is currently hiring drivers - long haul and local - and forklift operators.

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