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Friday 28 February 2020: Woolworths has today lodged a Development Application (DA) with the Brisbane City Council for a new state-of the-art temperature controlled distribution centre in Heathwood.

The 42,000 sqm facility will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of frozen and long-life chilled products to around 260 stores across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

The Heathwood Distribution Centre (DC) will be co-located with Woolworths’ meat supplier Hilton Meats’ production facility, helping take up to 390 truck movements off Brisbane roads each week.

Woolworths Chief Supply Chain Officer Paul Graham said: “We’re pleased to be investing in our Queensland supply chain network for the benefit of our customers.

“This development will help us deliver fresher food to customers, take trucks off Brisbane’s roads, and create new career opportunities for hundreds of Queenslanders.

“The extra capacity through the Heathwood DC will be key to supporting our future growth in Queensland for many years to come.”

If approved by Council, the project is expected to create around 200 jobs throughout construction.

At full capacity, more than two million cartons a week will move through the Heathwood DC bringing customers fresh chilled goods from more than 400 suppliers. 

The $184m investment in the Heathwood DC is majority funded by LOGOS (property development costs of $148m), with Woolworths signing an initial 15 year lease on the site.