A consortium of property developers and investors has launched a major new industrial estate in Perth, the Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP).
Located on the corner of Roe Highway and Welshpool Road East, adjacent to the established industrial suburbs of Kewdale and Welshpool, the new logistics park is within 13 kilometres of the Perth CBD and five kilometres of Perth Airport.
Opened by West Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, RHLP is the largest, best connected, premium industrial estate to be established in Perth in more than a decade.
The logistics park is at the centre of the Perth arterial road network, offers RAV7 truck accessibility from two major highways and benefits from freight rail access via the Kenwick Freight Rail Facility, which is due for completion in 2020.
RHLP is being developed by a consortium which includes:
The ability to access container freight via rail has already led to leading logistics players choosing to locate at RHLP.
This, coupled with the State Government’s recent increase in the rail freight subsidy from $30 to $50 per twentyfoot equivalent (TEU) which came into effect on 1 January 2019, strengthens the competitive nature of those businesses choosing to locate at RHLP and provides the opportunity for unique operational and supply chain efficiencies to be realised.
Minister Saffioti’s attendance at the opening of the Park as Transport Minister further emphasises the strategic importance of this rail facility, as well as the State Government’s objective to increase rail freight volumes and the efficiency of Perth’s rail freight network