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Northpoint Enterprise Park is the premier Business Park in the North of Melbourne. Situated in the prime position opposite the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market on Cooper Street Epping and adjacent to the Hume Freeway. Land is available for immediate purchase or development and we regularly work with businesses to customise a parcel of land or create land and building packages to suit virtually any need.
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And it OPEN… Melbourne Wholesale Market

Epping has been transformed overnight with the official opening of the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market, which houses 3,000 businesses, who employ 7,500 staff.

These new Market’s are considered fundamental to Victoria’s fresh food industry, but this facility is also going to evolve businesses in and around Epping through the sheer volume of people that are now travelling too and working in the area.

Interested in finding out more….

Tour of new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit Market

This week, one week ahead of the opening of the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market, we were luck enough to be given a tour of this large, impressive, modern development.

By this time next week the market will be in full swing, so we were fortunately to have the opportunity to tour this development between completion and occupancy giving us an appreciation for the complex as the very impressive construction development that it is.

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Market drawing new users to the north

By Nicole Lindsay
Published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2015

Owner occupiers are driving land sales in Melbourne’s north, close to road infrastructure, the airport and the new $600 million Epping Market, which is set to open next month.

The 70 hectare market, 22 kilometres north of the city, will be the new home for nearly 3000 traders selling fruit, vegetables and flowers into the retail market.

The Epping Market has more than 100,000 hectares of warehousing space for the operators but  business estates around the market, Northpoint and Alliance, are also reporting strong sales as market operators and suppliers jockey for positions.

New developers are also entering the area. Last month, developer Clement Lee paid $14 million for the 46 hectare former Epping quarry at 215 Cooper Street – just a year after it changed hands for $7 million.

CBRE agent Dean Hunt, who handles leasing inquiries for several business estates in the north, said enquiry from owner occupiers is strengthening.

“In the last six-12 months there hasn’t been a property which hasn’t sold. If we list it, it sells,” Mr Hunt said.

The wholesale market will have a big impact, because it takes up a huge area of land and is drawing new operators into the whole of the northern sector, he said.

McMullin Group director John Purdey said the group’s $1 billion 120 hectare Northpoint Enterprise Park is now 85 per cent sold.

“Things are going gangbusters. We’ve sold 35 blocks since last November,” Mr Purdey said.

The most recent deals, at around $250 a square metre, have been to a range of owner occupiers and some builder-developers who are planning to spec-build properties.

Northpoint is now preparing for buildings that cater to users of the business parks, with a medical centre, an aged care facility and a hotel.

Colliers agent Ashley McIntyre said the owner occupier market in the north is so strong that she is fielding calls from people trying to buy properties advertised for lease.

“A combination of low interest rates and the self-managed super funds are driving the owner occupiers,” she said.

According to research by Knight Frank, the north now has the largest amount of vacant space in Melbourne, reflecting the precinct’s increase in new construction in the past 12-18 months.

The city’s overall industrial vacancy rate increased by 47,500 to a historic high of 950,000 hectares in the second quarter of 2015, despite an increase in take-up levels.

CBRE research indicates 180,000 square metres of leasing deals have been executed so far in 2015 in Melbourne, with investment sales reaching $346.9 million.

CBRE director of industrial and logistical services Matt Haddon said $878 million worth of deals had changed hands nationally, the slowest start to the year since 2010.

“But a number of major deals are either being marketed or in due diligence, so sales volumes are on track to top the $5.4 billion achieved last year,” Mr Haddon said.

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See the latest news Northpoint Enterprise Park, our 120ha premier Business Park in the North of Melbourne, located directly opposite the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market on Cooper Street Epping, adjacent to the Hume Freeway.

A New Age In Australian Manufacturing

New Age Caravans is located in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Epping, within Northpoint Enterprise Park. Under the guidance of Director Ms Gabby Montagnese, New Age Caravans has created an Australian manufacturing success story.  In just six years the business has built a brand, reputation and production output to become one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of Caravans and Recreational Vehicles (RVs).

Since its inception in 2009, New Age Caravans has experienced astounding growth. Their number of employees alone has increased 420% to the current level of 130 staff. New Age Caravans predict annual growth of 10-15% to continue.

As one of the earliest businesses to establish themselves at Northpoint Enterprise Park, New Age Caravans has gone from strength to strength. They attribute some of the success to their strategic choice when choosing a location from which to build their business.

NAC_GabbyNew Age Caravans Director Ms Gabby Montagnese says

“One of our key early strategies was to locate our facilities in this part of Melbourne. 90% of our workforce lives locally and to achieve our goals and plans we needed continued and expanding access to an available, skilled work force. This location is attractive for our employees as they can achieve a good work life balance. From a business perspective it allows us to contribute to the local community, supporting our local supply network and greater community as a whole.”

New Age Caravans stands out as a shining success story in manufacturing, which is a platform that Australia has recently found difficult to compete on by global standards. Australia’s recent decision to pull out of the car manufacturing industry is a key example of this. Contrary to this New Age Caravans has carved out a vibrant and growing business as an Australian manufacturer.

Working in New Age Caravans favour is its choice of industry. The caravanning industry is strong in Australia as demonstrated by the Australian Recreational Vehicle (RV) production statistics released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia. New RV production statistics for September show a year on year growth of 9.8 percent, compared to September 2013, and overall production for 2014 is 5.1 percent higher than it was in 2013. Since 2008, RV registrations have increased by 21.6 percent (528,869 up from 414,469).

One of the challenges for New Age Caravans on the international stage is that the Australian Design Rules for the construction of RV’s for Australian conditions are some of the toughest in the world. Australia’s sometimes tough environment and conditions are unique by world standards so products specifically manufactured to this standard are unquestionably the best products for use when travelling in Australia. New Age Caravans is thriving in this environment currently producing 1,000 caravans per year made up of 11 models with 35 possible layouts.

Ms Montagnese attributes New Age Caravan’s ongoing success and growth in part to its willingness to embrace new technologies and invest in a world class, state of the art facility, but also to the availability of strongly skilled local workers.

“This region is home to many multi-national manufacturing firms, which in turn has given rise to a highly skilled local workforce to choose from.”

“When we decided to start up New Age Caravans we knew that we wanted to be in Melbourne’s North somewhere. It was not until we found Northpoint Enterprise Park that we knew exactly where we wanted to be. This Business Park ticked all our boxes. We established strong alliances with the Northpoint team to develop land packages that suited both our current requirements and what we predicted for our future growth. This relationship has certainly been instrumental in allowing our business to move forward and grow.”

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Northpoint Manufacturer Supplies Key Components To Western Australian Mine

2014 saw the move by leading international manufacturer Eriez Magnetics to Northpoint Enterprise Park in Epping, Victoria. Eriez Magnetics is an American company with their head office located in Erie Pennyslvania and manufacturing facilities in Australia, Europe, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Africa. They are considered a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and minerals beneficiation applications. Eriez Magnetics design, develop, manufacture and market magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for process and metalworking industries.

The decision to move Eriez Magnetics’ Australian operation to Northpoint Enterprise Park was driven by a need to find a suitable location to accommodate their expanding manufacturing requirements. In January 2015, within their new Northpoint Enterprise Park facility, Eriez Magnetics have for the first time utilised their new manufacturing capability by supplying two giant 34 Tonne Heavy Duty Electro Magnets destined for a new iron ore mine in Western Australia. After being wholly manufactured in the new Epping factory the giant magnets were loaded onto two heavy haulage vehicles. Two 20 Tonne cranes performed this enormous lift by operating in tandem to replicate a single lifting process. The outcome was a simple, single lift, drive through operation.

These impressive 34 Tonne Heavy Duty Electro Magnets will be installed above conveyor belts in a Western Australian Iron Ore Mine to remove damaging steel prior to it reaching crushing machinery. The success of this separation process means possible serious and expensive damage to mine equipment caused by the steel entering the crusher is prevented.

Eriez Magnetics Managing Director Malcolm Davy says:

“What we have just achieved in our new Northpoint factory would not have been possible in our former premises. We would never have been able to manufacture such a significantly large product in-house. To load these large magnets onto haulage vehicles would have required emptying the entire factory to allow hired mobile cranes access to move them.  Our move to Northpoint opened up the opportunity of building a larger facility with state of the art technology and customised layout. The installation of significant lifting capacity by cranes has made a massive difference to our manufacturing capabilities. We also feel that our attraction to this location’s quality infrastructure and easy access to Australia’s major road network has been a great decision. With simple access for heavy haulage vehicles to the freeway network proving simplifies the logistics of moving such significant items across Australia.”

Located just 18km North of Melbourne’s CBD, Northpoint Enterprise Park, in Epping Victoria has been attracting a range of local, national and international companies to relocate to the Business Park.

Key attractions for businesses making the move to Northpoint include:

  • Convenient location close to key infrastructure, road networks and away from the congestion of substantial residential development
  • High quality, professional environment created by the master-planned layout and design of the Business Park,
  • Flexibility in land packages as well as the possibility of attractive land and building packages
  • Support of a proactive, progressive local Council in the City of Whittlesea

 

Eriez Magnetics Pty Ltd is located at 21 Shirley Way, Epping.

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Eriez Magnetics two 20 Tonne cranes lifting the 34,000kg Heavy Duty Electro Magnets onto Haulage Vehicles

 

Eriez Magnetics 34,000kg Heavy Duty Electro Magnets on Haulage Vehicles leaving the Eriez factory in Northpoint Enterprise Park, Epping, Victoria to travel to the Western Australian Iron Ore Mine.

Eriez Magnetics 34,000kg Heavy Duty Electro Magnets on Haulage Vehicles leaving the Eriez factory in Northpoint Enterprise Park, Epping, Victoria to travel to the Western Australian Iron Ore Mine.

 

For further information about Northpoint Enterprise Park contact:

John Purdey
Development Director – Northpoint Enterprise Park
jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au
0418 320 394
03 9831 8900

Northpoint from the air – January 2015

Earlier this week we had some great aerial photographs taken of Northpoint Enterprise Park (Jan 2015). The shots show the great level of development that has been completed and that is currently underway within the Business Park. These shots also show Northpoint’s fantastic proximity to some of Melbourne’s major Northern suburbs infrastructure and facilities including the new Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market, Hume Freeway, Northern Hospital and Epping Plaza Regional Shopping Centre.

Here are some of our favourites…

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Community Services Precinct set to assist in social and health issues in Melbourne’s North

Melbourne’s Northern suburbs are home to some of Australia’s fastest growing populations.

In the heart of this growth is The City of Whittlesea, incorporating the suburbs of Epping, Lalor, Thomastown, South Morang, Whittlesea, Mill Park, Mernda and Doreen. With a view to establishing a comprehensive plan for their future, in August 2013 the Council released their Community Plan designed to shape the following seventeen years; ‘Shaping Our Future: Whittlesea 2030’. Shaping Our Future identified five of its top ten priorities linked to the availability of health and community services for the residents.* To this end, the thriving Northpoint Enterprise Park, that until now has been recognised for its commercial, industrial and retail developments is taking steps to help tackle this community and infrastructure challenge head on.

ShapingOurFuture-PopGrowth-WebNorthpoint Enterprise Park is making a significant investment in developing a Community Services Precinct within the Estate. Underpinned by the existing Epping Medical Centre, this Precinct is located on the Eastern side of the 126 Hectare [312 Acres] Estate.

The Epping Medical Centre has undergone significant change in the last twelve months. Current and ongoing developments guarantee continued growth in the already comprehensive range of medical, health and wellness services available to local residents and businesses in Melbourne’s north.

Developments at the Epping Medical Centre include;

– An update of the Centres brand – Now known as the Epping Medical Centre

– The addition of a General Practice operated by Tristar Medical Group. The renowned Tristar Medical Group operate over 40 general practices throughout Victoria, New South Wales and ACT, with further Practices set to open in South Australia and Northern Territory in 2015

– Opening of The Private Specialist Centre which increases the availability and range of specialist services available through the Centre

In addition, planning is underway for the addition of a Day Procedure Centre within the Epping Medical Centre. Land directly adjacent to the current Medical Centre has also been rezoned for use as a Private Hospital.

In further news, Northpoint Enterprise Park is welcoming Eclipse Childcare to the Estate, who will be opening a modern, new, 92 place Childcare facility immediately adjacent to the Epping Medical Centre. Construction of this new facility will commence in January 2015 with the Centre expected to open later in 2015.

“Our research has shown that in the vicinity of Epping there is significant demand for childcare. The majority of centres in Epping are near the ‘old’ part of the suburb and most of these existing centres are already either full or have only limited vacancies. Introducing Eclipse Child Care at Northpoint Enterprise Park will provide parents with access to top quality child care, in a brand new building all conveniently located near Cooper Street, on their way to the freeway.” 

Says Eclipse Managing Director, Hugh Ellis

There are also plans underway for an Aged Care Facility located near the Epping Medical Centre and Child Care Centre within the Estate.

“As has been our practice within the commercial, industrial and retail areas of Northpoint Enterprise Park, we actively seek suitable partners. This has been fundamental to the ongoing success of our Estate, ensuring that businesses who share a similar philosophy on growth, development, presentation and professionalism are located together. We also want to ensure that all the community facilities developed within the Park are offering complimentary services and will maintain the highest standard of quality, both in terms of the buildings that are built and services that are offered.”

Says Northpoint Enterprise Park’s Development Director, John Purdey

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Image – Shaping Our Future: Whittlesea 2030, available from City of Whittlesea website

* https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/your-council/plans-strategies-and-policies/~/media/Files/Your%20Council/Plans%20and%20strategies/Community%20Plan%20-%20Shaping%20Our%20Future.pdf

Local Businesses Making Moves In Epping

Businesses in Epping are on the move, but not for the reasons that you may think. Epping, conveniently located just 18km North of Melbourne’s CBD, is on the fast track for economic and residential growth.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the City of Whittlesea population is forecast to grow from 160,372 in 2011 to 333,700 in 2036. Epping itself is predicted to expand by over 26% within the same time frame, which is impressive considering there is substantial commercial development within the suburb.

Northpoint Enterprise Park, which is the premier Business Park in Melbourne’s North, has seen an interesting trend emerge from local Epping businesses. They want to move, but not away from Epping, within Epping. The economic growth and development in the area makes it the place they want to stay, but with the evolving development of the suburb these businesses see benefits in repositioning themselves.

 “The last 6-12 months has seen us talking to a lot of local businesses that have grown from humble beginnings and now need larger premises, but are keen to stay within the Epping area. I would estimate that 20% of current land enquiries at Northpoint are coming from local businesses which see the benefit in relocation.

Melbourne’s north is a hive of activity, with a remarkable amount of residential and business growth. I refer to Epping as the ‘Epicentre of Melbourne’s North’, and of course we see Northpoint Enterprise Park as the heart of commercial and industrial development within the area.”

Northpoint Enterprise Park’s Development Director, John Purdey.

Location is a major feature of Northpoint Enterprise Park. Occupying 126 Hectares [312 Acres] on Cooper Street, stretching from the Hume Freeway past Edgars Road to the East, means Northpoint is directly opposite the soon to be opened Melbourne Wholesale Fruit Vegetable and Flower Market. From the day the Markets open it will bring an additional 5,000 jobs to the area. The flow on effect of a development of this magnitude is massive, and we have seen a jostling for positions where businesses can best take advantage of this dramatic influx of people and employment.

The first major retailer to make the move, shifting from their current home in High Street Epping to a high exposure site within Northpoint on Cooper Street is retail giant – Bunnings Warehouse. It is expected that Bunnings will open its doors on Cooper Street in 2015.

“A common theme amongst business that are looking to shift within Epping is the strong desire to stay local. Their businesses have benefiting from the area’s consistent economic growth, which has been a large contributor to their need for expansion. In the older industrial areas of Epping businesses are finding increasing amounts of congestion caused by residential traffic. We have been in negotiations with several businesses located on Miller Street which are now looking to move to a location they feel is more suited to their commercial pursuits.”

The benefits of Northpoint, both for businesses moving into the area for the first time, and for those relocating include:

  • Access to a high quality Industry and Business environment that is the result of a comprehensively master-planned vision, including extensive wet-lands and open-spaces, with wide tree lines streets and boulevards
  • Accessibility for customers, suppliers and their own distribution networks via Cooper Street, now a 6 Lane major arterial road, as well as immediate proximity to the Hume Freeway and Edgars Road
  • Location and proximity to key businesses and amenities within the area including the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit Vegetable and Flower Market, The Northern Hospital and Epping Plaza Shopping Centre.

Northpoint’s attraction extends beyond its location, accessibility and infrastructure. The Estate is backed by the McMullin Group, a leading Melbourne property development firm which gives businesses the opportunity for a flexible approach in their transition.

The team at McMullin Group, in an effort to ensure a strong mix of complementary businesses have found flexibility is key.

“Our goal is to develop strong working relationships with businesses so that we can really understand their current and future needs. As we have a clear ‘Big Picture’ of all the developments and opportunities happening within Northpoint, we are well equipped to customise a parcel of land or create a land and building package that will suit their need both now but more importantly, well into the future.”
Says McMullin Group General Manager, Mr Matthew Benson.

There is the added attraction for businesses of the staged development that is going on at Northpoint. At Northpoint, Land is available for immediate development but can also be reserved within future stages. This creates a flexible time-frame for businesses that may not be prepared for an immediate commitment but are looking to secure a suitable development site in the future.

“We enjoy working with business to obtain an outcome which benefits the strategic direction of their company.” Says John Purdey

For further information about Northpoint Enterprise Park contact:

John Purdey
Development Director – Northpoint Enterprise Park
jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au
0418 320 394
03 9831 8900

Edlyn Food: Growing In The North

Edlyn Foods are an unquestionable success story amongst our residents at Northpoint Enterprise Park in Epping. 2015 is set to be a busy year for this innovative leader in the food services industry.

Edlyn Foods was established more than 80 years ago, and has grown to currently employ 90 staff and distributes food to 300 wholesalers Australia-wide. Their brands include Edlyn’s self-branded baking products and condiments, Woods Premium Condiments, Majectic Foods and Lyndon Grove Fruit Drink.

Since relocating to Northpoint Enterprise Park 6 years ago Edlyn Foods has doubled in size. This considerable commercial success and ongoing growth has driven the need for additional capacity. They have planned expansion on multiple fronts including the large expansion to their existing facility in Ricky Way, Epping, adding a 6,000 sqm distribution centre. Edlyn Foods are also developing a new dedicated Dry Food production facility in Maryborough, Central Victoria, located approximately 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne.

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Latest News via Facebook

If you are wanting to know the latest news from some companies that are operating within Northpoint Enterprise Park as well as some of the key surround businesses here are some great Facebook pages for you to ‘Like’…

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Funding Announcement for O’Herns Road Upgrade

Labor have announced they will invest $40.7 million to connect O’Herns Rd and reduce traffic congestion in Epping North. Labor has committed to build a ‘diamond’ interchange on the Hume Freeway at O’Herns Rd and to duplicate a 1.4km section of O’Herns Rd.

See the announcement on the ABC News, Monday 17 November 2014.

Manufacturers can benefit from free energy assesments

Many of our Northpoint Enterprise Park businesses undertake manufacturing. Our most notable food manufacturers include Mission Foods and Edlyn Foods.

There is currently a great opportunity for manufacturing businesses around Melbourne with less than 200 full-time employees to get a grip on their energy usage via free energy and technology assessments offered under the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) empower program.

Funded through the Department of Industry, businesses looking to retrofit or upgrade an existing plant/equipment, can access a customised assessment to recommend energy saving technologies.  While, for businesses who have already identified an opportunity, the program provides assistance in seeking and/or analysing comparative quotes. This could be invaluable assistance and service, for small and medium size manufacturers given the technical expertise and industry knowledge on offer.

Businesses can choose either an on-site energy assessment or a technology assessment depending on their requirements.

For further information visit the Australian Food & Grocery Council website.

Melbourne Market On The Move To Epping

The opening of the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market is now very much on the horizon. The building and surrounds is nearing completion and the transition between the existing location and the new Epping location is underway.

Just some of the facts you might be interested in:

  • The site covers a massive 70 Ha
  • There is a 12,500 sqm Fruit & Vegetable Trading Floor
  • There is a 6,500 sqm National Flower Centre
  • State-Of-Art Facilities include
    • Security
    • Environmentally friendly building
    • Recycling for
      • Water Management
      • Solar Energy
      • Central Refrigeration
  • Better Access to
    • Amenities
    • Melbourne’s Road Network
    • Technology
    • Services via the layout

To find out a whole lot more about the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market check out their video.

The opening of the New Melbourne Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market is getting closer

Anyone who has visited Northpoint Enterprise Park, Epping in recent years, or businesses operating in the area will be very aware of the impressive development taking places directly opposite Northpoint Enterprise Park that is the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market.

Melbourne’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market is to be relocated to this new site in Epping, and redeveloped into a modern, innovative and efficient fresh produce trading and distribution precinct.

The market is an important part of the state’s economic infrastructure, with an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion.

Here are a couple of pictures of the current facility, nearly completed but not yet occupied.

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Leading Childcare Centre Coming to Northpoint Enterprise Park

Scheduled  to open for enrolments at the end of 2014 is the newest business to join Northpoint Enterprise Park – Eclipse Early Education Group.

Eclipse is a leading child care provider currently undertaking rapid expansion throughout Melbourne. There are 6 Eclipse centres already servicing hundreds of families throughout Melbourne and they are expecting to add a further 7 centres to their Group by the end of 2015. This impressive growth is underpinned by their philosophy and success delivery of a committed, professional and friendly team of educators who welcome all families and children to their service. Eclipse aims to make the experience of their families educational and fun. Staff endeavor to develop strong relationships and bonds with the children and families in their care.

Eclipse is building a custom built child care centre within Northpoint Enterprise Park that will  include Long Day Care and Kindergarten Programs. Eclipse’s Managing Director Hugh Ellis comments on why they chose Northpoint Enterprise Park for this new venture in Melbourne’s North:

“Our research has shown that in this vicinity of Epping there is significant demand for childcare.  The majority of centres in Epping are near the ‘old’ part of the suburb and most of these existing centres are already either full or only have limited vacancies.  Introducing Eclipse Child Care at Northpoint Enterprise Park will provide parents with access to top quality child care, in a brand new building all conveniently located near Cooper Street, on their way to the freeway.”

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Building, Business and Developments at Northpoint

There is plenty of action in the North of Melbourne, which includes lots of ongoing development at Northpoint Enterprise Park.

Northpoint’s enviable location in the heart of Northern Melbourne’s commercial precinct, means we are benefiting from infrastructure that is continuing to develop and expand around us.

Some of this action includes the sale of some significant Lots within Northpoint, and the major earth works that are underway to facilitate the relocation of the Bunnings to Cooper Street.

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The Melbourne Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Markets Complex is looking on-track to open in 2015. Here at Northpoint, being located directly across the road from the new Market Complex is resulting in interest and development from market stall holders looking for warehousing and office facilities off-site but close by. Also the myriad of businesses that are wanting to locate themselves near the new market facility.

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There is also substantial road-work currently being undertaken to widen Cooper Street to 3 lanes travelling in both directions, which will continue to improve the flow of traffic around the area.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities of locating your business at Northpoint Enterprise Park please do not hesitate to contact John Purdey, Development Director on 0418 320 394.

Northpoint Enterprise Park – Land Release Update

Northpoint Enterprise Park has release their latest, updated estate plan, including latest available land release on Cooper Street Epping and along Willandra Drive in Epping.

Demand has been consistently strong for land within Northpoint Enterprise Park due to it key location in a central growth corridor North of Melbourne. It is predicted that existing Lots on Cooper Street will move quickly following Bunnings announcement that they are moving their current Epping operation to the larger location on Cooper Street opposite the corner of Edgars Road.

Warehousing facilities are also in demand with the new Melbourne Whole Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market, located directly across the road from Northpoint, looking set to open in the foreseeable future.

For further information about available land within Northpoint Enterprise Park, or to have a confidential discussion about your requirements contact John Purdey,  0418 320 394 or email jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au

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A new and expanded Bunnings Warehouse is coming to Cooper Street in Epping.

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Bunnings Warehouse has finalised the purchase of a major block of land within Northpoint Enterprise Park with the intention of relocating their current Epping Store to a new super site. This is a strategic move by Bunnings to accommodate substantial expansion of their Store operations in the Epping Locality.

The new Bunnings site is a high profile site on the corner of Cooper Street and Edgars Road. Cooper Street is established as a major transport corridor to traverse across the growing Northern belt of Melbourne. Currently Cooper Street transports in excess of 48,000 cars per day, with this figure expected to grow to over 60,000 cars per day in the next 6-7 years.

Bunnings’ planned expanded growth in the area is further evidence of the population and business boom that is happening in Melbourne’s north. This development coincides with a string of large, high profile retailers announcing their intentions to either grow or start their presence in the Epping area.

A major example of this is that of recent time Costco has announced that it has chosen its “Northern Home” to be Epping.    The Company is currently seeking Town Planning Approval with a view to opening its new store adjacent to Epping Plaza Regional Shopping Centre later in 2014.

To find out more about Land for Sale within Northpoint Enterprise Park visit www.northpoint.net.au or contact John Purdey on 0418 320 394 or jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au.