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Giving Local Flora And Fauna A Place To Call Home

One of the many features of Northpoint Enterprise Park is its three large areas of regenerated wetlands and open spaces.

McMullin Property has from the outset, been committed to regenerating these wetlands to ensure that amongst the many developments taking place, the native flora and fauna have a reliable, safe habitat that they can call home.

The final stage of the wetland regeneration has been undertaken in conjunction with MZL Australia with the installation of aquatic plants. Whilst much of the landscape work had been completed earlier in the year, the planting of this particular plant species was intentionally delayed until the warmer months to ensure strong growth. There has also been netting installed over the plants to keep the abundant local birdlife away to give the new plants the opportunity to become established.

The development and landscape work around the Northpoint Enterprise Park wetlands are now complete, although we will continue to manage the maintenance for two full summer periods before the wetland and reserve are handed over to Melbourne Water and the City of Whittlesea.

Community Precinct In Melbourne’s North Continues To Grow

The team behind Northpoint Enterprise Park has long been committed to building a Premium Business Park that includes a complimentary range of commercial and industrial businesses. In addition, this team has developed a vibrant, facility focused community precinct that will serve both local business and residents.

Due to its central location within the region, the Northern Hospital had been located just a couple of kilometres along Cooper Street. This prime location has equally made Northpoint an ideal position for a number of other community relates services. Unquestionably a great draw-card is the ease of access, due to the Park running alongside the major arterial roads of Hume Freeway and Cooper Street. This allows people both locally and further afield to easily reach the businesses within the Park.

The first development to occupy this now thriving community precinct was the Epping Medical Centre. As a custom built, state of art medical building, the Centre covers 3 floors and brings together a complete range of medical, health and wellness services for local residents and businesses operating in Melbourne’s north. It was recently announced that this building will soon also house 4 operating theatres and a 30 bed Day Procedure Centre. There is then a $250 million Private Hospital development, of up to 360 beds, to be built on the land further along Willandra Drive, adjoining the Epping Medical Centre.

Across Willandra Drive on Cooper Street, the Mantra Group will be building a new hotel. This $70 million hotel development will house a 214-room hotel, featuring both hotel rooms and apartments, a café/restaurant, brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium, and an open car park containing 143 marked bays and secure bicycle storage.

Further along Willandra Drive Eclipse Child Care has built a brand new childcare centre and near that Heritage Care is set to open their $32 million aged care home in March 2018. To be known as Epping Gardens, this aged care home will offer state-of-the-art residential aged care services for seniors.

330 COOPER Set To Bring Major Retailers To Cooper Street

330 COOPER is an impressive Showroom development currently underway on Cooper Street, Epping, within Northpoint Enterprise Park.

Already Sydney Tools have chosen this as their Epping location, and expect to open their doors by March/April 2018. Sydney Tools will join other key retailers who are already located in this prime Cooper Street strip, including Bunnings, RSEA, Total Tools, AMX Superstore and Furniture Galore.

Some of the key attractions of this location include:

  • The City of Whittlesea is experiencing unprecedented growth and is now the second fastest growing Municipality in Australia
  • 330 Cooper has outstanding exposure to Cooper Street, which carries 50,000 vehicles per day, this will increase to 59,000 vehicles per day by 2021*
  • 330 Cooper’s catchment area includes 294,221 people, with a forecast growth rate of a staggering 5% per annum*
  • 142,000 people will move to the catchment area in the next 12 years, bringing this population to 435,932 by 2027*
  • Large Format Retail (LFR) goods spending generated in the catchment area will grow from $795.4 million in 2014/15 to: $1 billion by 2020/21 and onto $1.24 billion by 2026/27*
  • Epping is the designated Principle Activity Centre within the City of Whittlesea

Below is the latest brochure release about this exciting retail development.

 

The building is well underway, with 3 prime retail locations currently available.

* Cooper Street Epping, Large Format Retail Market Review – 29 February 2016 by Deep End Services

Private Hospital Plans Announced Within Northpoint Enterprise Park

Northpoint Enterprise Park has long supported the development of a community focused precinct with the development initially through the custom built, state-of-art medical centre, the Epping Medical Centre. More recently the Eclipse Childcare Centre has been built. Epping Gardens, an aged care home is currently under construction by Heritage Care, and most recently Mantra announced their plans for a brand new $70 million hotel to be built opposite the Epping Medical Centre.

This week an exciting plan has been revealed, for the development of a $250 million private hospital of up to 360 beds, built on land adjoining the Epping Medical Centre. This announcement sees the fruition the long term objectives of the Northpoint Enterprise Park development team to create a comprehensive, facility focused community precinct for the rapidly expanding population that calls the north of Melbourne home.

Below is an extract from an article written by Nick Lenaghan that appeared in the Australian Financial Review about the private hospital development. The full article can be read here.

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Generation Healthcare REIT will partner with Healthe Care Australia, the country’s third-largest private hospital operator, on a $320 million medical campus at Epping in Melbourne’s north.

The venture underscores the rapid maturing of healthcare property as an asset class and will be the first major new development by Generation since it was bought out by Canada’s NorthWest Healthcare Properties earlier this year.

The development will proceed in two stages after Generation took an initial $29 million stake last October in the Epping Medical Centre.
The investment – a debt-structured deal involving a put-and-call option – was an opportunity with considerable upside for Generation, led by Miles Wentworth.

Population in the catchment is expected to grow by two-thirds over the next 20 years. Now joining that opportunity is Healthe, which is led by Steve Atkins and has a powerful owner, China’s Luye Medical, which absorbed the Australian operator after gaining FIRB approval last year.

The centre was only 52 per cent occupied when Generation came in. It sits in an underserviced zone, within one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing urban corridors.

In the first stage, Healthe will take up much of the vacancy in the centre after a refurbishment comprising four operating theatres and 30 beds. Then comes the bigger stage, a $250 million new private hospital of up to 360 beds, built on land adjoining the centre, on which Generation put its foot through an option in the original deal.

The Epping centre is close to a public hospital, a benefit that should help drive further demand. For Mr Wentworth, the Epping project follows a model Generation has used successfully on other sites – Frankston and Casey on Melbourne’s outskirts and at the Epworth hospital – across its $760 million portfolio.

“It’s about creating significant, integrated health campuses,” he told The Australian Financial Review.

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Population in the area is expected to grow 64 per cent over the next 20 years, a big drawcard for Healthe, which is rapidly expanding with the backing of its Chinese owner.

“That catchment area has been under-bedded from a private perspective,” Mr Atkins said. “People have had to leave the area to get services. As we have seen the public hospital get bigger and bigger, our belief is the private opportunity presents itself.”

Partnering with a property trust, such as Generation Healthcare, has been a key element in Healthe’s expansion over the past decade. With Epping, it will have 36 hospitals, but only one of them is held on the balance sheet and the rest held in third-party trusts.

“It’s one of the things that’s allowed us to grow so well,” Mr Atkins said. “It’s a prudent manner in which to deploy capital. In the last seven years, we’ve spent close to $500 million on brownfield expansion of our existing hospitals.

“There would be few in our market who have done anything close to that. Having that REIT relationship has certainly supported that.”

Institutional investment into healthcare real estate is surging. Yields are being squeezed. Emerging players and existing platforms are accumulating bigger portfolios.

Even Australia’s largest listed office landlord, Dexus, is getting into the scene. In June it unveiled plans for an unlisted $760 million healthcare property fund.

Another rapidly growing manager is Barwon Investment Partners which is investing out a $500 million institutional healthcare property fund it launched last year.

“The maturity of the asset class will create more opportunity,” said Generation’s Mr Wentworth.

Firming yields and the demand to free up capital to fund services will give pause for thought for healthcare operators owning real estate, which will “consider doing some sale and leaseback or using the partnered capital” to assist their growth, he said.

Northpoint In Perpective

The team behind Northpoint Enterprise Park, McMullin Property, have recently launched, and in record time, sold, the land adjoining Northpoint Enterprise Park, known as ConnectNorth.

ConnectNorth will become a complimentary Business Park to Northpoint, essentially extending the high-quality commercial and industrial precinct that has been steadily developing over the last 10 years in Melbourne’s Northern suburb Epping.

The great news for the businesses that already call Northpoint Enterprise Park home, is that the road network through to O’Hearns Road will continue to be developed, in a timely manner, under the same professional and efficient team that has developed the current Business Park. This extended road network with open up and improve access to O’Herns and further improve the flow of traffic throughout the Business Estate. This development will also increase the volume of high-quality companies that operate within this region which will, in turn, improve the services available within the area. The flow on effect for businesses should also be to improve access to quality employees who are attracted to working within a thriving business precinct.

How Melbourne’s North is Growing – Take A Look At This Great Birds Eye View

The City of Whittlesea’s rapid growth comes from the 8,000 new residents that move into the area each year plus there are approximately 63 babies born within the Municipality each week. The current population is approximately 202,730 residents and this is expected to reach 333,700 by 2036 representing an increase of 64.5% over the next
20 years.

Northpoint Enterprise Park is located in the heart of this expansion, with prime access to the Hume Freeway, Cooper Street and many of the key businesses establishing themselves in this vibrant and growing region of Melbourne.

These recent aerial images of Northpoint Enterprise Park and it’s surrounds highlights not just the great growth within Northpoint Enterprise Park, but also the region in general.

There are only 3 blocks remaining for sale within Northpoint Enterprise Park. If you are interested in finding out more contact John Purdey, Development Director on 0418 320 394 oe email jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au

 

 

Melbourne industrial market driving construction-ready demand

More than 145,000 square metres of speculative industrial development greater than 5000 sqm is underway across Melbourne’s industrial markets, according to Savills.

Savills’ Victorian research manager, Monica Mondkar, said another 400,000 plus square metres is in the planning stages and likely to be driven by pre-commitment activity.

“An additional of 93,715 square metres of warehousing space was currently in early planning stages in the north, and another 318,973 square metres – all at Melbourne Airport Business Park precinct – in the north, however the majority was expected to commence construction based on pre-commitment activity,” she said.

“The figures include 27,000 square metres of speculative construction scheduled for completion within next 12 months in Melbourne’s western region, 58,485 square metres in the northern region and more than 60,000 square metres in the south-east.

“The figures did not include the conceivably greater number of projects under 5000 square metres and are a modest estimate based on planning applications for industrial development including warehouses, distribution centres and cold storage facilities.

“Some 871,836 square metres of industrial space was reported leased in the 12 months to March in Victoria – up a healthy 36 percent on the five year average figure of 641,328 square metres – with pre-commitments accounting for a significant 309,691 square metres.”

Savills’ Industrial Director, Michael Green said the demand and the relative scarcity of development sites was putting upwards pressure on values for smaller allotments with prices on some estates in the north and south-east at $300 plus a square metre.

“Demand for lots in the northern region had left only eight lots available at McMullin Group’s Northpoint Enterprise Park,” he said.

“Genesis Developments had sold out a speculative 11 unit development and was now in the process of building another high-end speculative 20 unit development next door on the back of those sales, while at MAB’s Alliance Business Park nearby, six lots were sold or under offer in the last stage of that development.

“In the south-east a private Melbourne based developer has purchased the last three vacant parcels of industrial land totaling 7000 square metres at Hallam Central Business Park for just over $2 million with plans for speculative development, while in the west 13 development sites totaling 12.8 hectares at Goodman’s Westside Industrial Estate, also earmarked for speculative development, sold for more than $20 million over just four weeks in January and February.”

Article from Property Observer, 8 June 2016

Childcare Now Available Within Northpoint

Eclipse Early Education Epping is a new, custom built child care centre located with the vibrant Northpoint Enterprise Park. This immaculate new centre offers 94 places, with convenient  opening hours for working parents of 6.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday, only closing on public holidays.

With a strong focus on enquiry and learning, the Eclipse Early Education Epping provides age appropriate educational programs for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years. The nurturing environment is light, modern and spacious with a focus on the use of natural materials. The environment is purposely designed to foster a feeling of calm and a sense of belonging by all members of the Eclipse community.

Included daily for the children are delicious, wholesome meals, catering to varying dietary requirements, cooked with love onsite by their passionate and dedicated chef.

Centre tours and visits by potential families are encouraged, so parents can feel assured about the high quality of the facilities and the caring and nurturing nature of the educators.

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About Eclipse Early Education Epping

  • 94 place child care centre
  • Open Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 6.30pm
  • Caters to children from 6 weeks to 6 years
  • Open year around, excluding public holidays
  • Delicious healthy meals prepared daily by a qualified chef

Contact Eclipse Early Education Epping

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Bunnings Store on Cooper St Epping Opens for Trade

Northpoint Enterprise Park is excited to welcome Bunnings to their new Cooper Street home. Bunnings will be lighting up the sky around Epping at 8.30pm on Friday 23 October with some spectacular fireworks to mark the occasion. In store over the weekend there will also be loads of activities and fun for all the family.

Location
310 Cooper St
Epping VIC 3076
Ph: 03 8401 7800

Trading Hours
Monday 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Tuesday 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Wednesday 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Thursday 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Friday 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Activities

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New Age Caravans Owner a 2015 Finalist for Telstra Business Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Northpoint Enterprise Park resident, Gabby Montagnese who is a finalist in the 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Victorian Entrepreneur. 

Gabby started her business New Age Caravans on a lease block within Northpoint Enterprise Park in 2009. Since then the business has grown from strength to strength, and New Age Caravans have continued expand within Northpoint to accommodate their operations, which now includes over 160 staff.

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Gabby Montagnese — New Age Caravans
Victorian Entrepreneur

Gabby Montagnese is one of a kind – managing director and owner of the fastest-growing Australian caravan manufacturing business that is leading the sector with its contemporary designs. Eight years as a product manager for a multinational electricity provider gave Gabby practical knowledge in IT, organisational change, business improvements and marketing that she transferred to Epping – based New Age Caravans in 2009. With the industry experiencing historically low building rates in 2010, Gabby revolutionised the industry by creating a modern range that has seen New Age Caravans become Australia’s biggest manufacturer of full-sized caravans, employing 160 people. Keeping current with the latest technology and construction methods has helped Gabby to expand facilities and hire locally at a time when manufacturing generally is uncertain. No stranger to the outdoors herself, Gabby heads to the coast as often as she possibly can.

“I firmly believe that access to the caravanning lifestyle helps families and couples come closer together and instils the ideals of community back into their lives.”


 

Congratulations Gabby for your well deserved position on this impressive list of successful female business leaders. The Northpoint Enterprise Park commend your achievements. 

 

Northpoint from the air – September 2015

We have taken advantage of the significant improvements in the weather this week to take some new shots of Northpoint Enterprise Park from a birds eye view – and it is an impressive view!

Take a look at some of our favourite aerial images below.

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Northpoint Enterprise Park, July 2015

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.

Waterways Rehabilitation Around Northpoint

Edgars Creek running through Northpoint Enterprise Park has recently benefited from some major landscape works aimed at improving the waterway.

Reflecting the commitment of Northpoint Enterprise Park to develop a professional environment within this commercial and industrial Park, whilst also nurturing and supporting the surround environment, and developing appealing streetscapes. This landscape regeneration work successfully integrates Edgars Creek as an existing waterway with Northpoints vast planned open spaces.

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Landscape works have been completed by MZ Landscaping Australia. Images supplied my MZ Landscaping Australia.

Building Updates – Northpoint Stages 3 & 5, May 2015

Comdain Group development: Northpoint Enterprise Park, Lot 301/3, Willandra Drive, Epping.   Comdain-Building-May2015-800-400

Bunnings Warehouse development: Northpoint Enterprise Park, Corner of Cooper Street and Edgars RoadBunnings-Development2-May2015-800-400

Eclipse Child Care development: Northpoint Enterprise Park, C1, View Bank CourtEclipse-ChildCare-Development-May2015-800-400

Stage 5 Landscape Works
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Northpoint Enterprise Park, Stage 5, Robayne Court
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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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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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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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