Salta Properties has secured leading transport business Austrans as the latest tenant at Nexus Altona Industrial Estate at 60 Modal Place in Altona.

The $55m Austrans facility achieved Practical Completion on 19 May 2023 and features a 603 sqm main office space; a 110 sqm dock office; 19,979 sqm of warehouse space; and 3,422 sqm of container hardstand.

Salta’s Nexus Altona site is currently home to MAERSK Shipping Line and ACFS Port Logistics, which has recently expanded its premises to nine hectares after the addition of a further 20,000 sqm of container rated hardstand for the storage of full containers.

The new Austrans facility is situated directly adjacent to the future Altona Inland Port, a rail-based terminal connected directly to the Port of Melbourne via a dedicated turnout onto the existing ARTC freight network.  

Salta Properties Managing Director Sam Tarascio welcomed Austrans, which has signed a 15-year lease as the latest tenant at the industrial precinct.

“We welcome Austrans to the Nexus Altona Industrial Estate and look forward to working with them as we progress planning for the Altona Inland Port – part of the Metropolitan Port Rail Shuttle Network.”

Austrans joins a list of high calibre organisations at Salta Properties’ Altona and Dandenong sites, which have set-up base at inland port locations to maintain their competitive advantage in anticipation of the government activating its Metropolitan Port Rail Shuttle Network

Sam Tarascio

Austrans Managing Director Greg O’Shea added that the new facility will be the launching pad for future growth for the business and highlighted the importance of the proximity to existing rail operations and road routes.

“We are pleased to be working with Salta Properties because of their proven track record within the market for delivering on commitments. The new facility will increase the capability of Austrans whilst maintaining proximity to existing rail operations and road routes for our customer-specific cross-dock operations.”

The Altona intermodal terminal will provide businesses direct access to the Port of Melbourne, enabling greater levels of efficiency, reliability and savings.

“Reducing the need for trucks to visit the Port of Melbourne will slash fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, cutting freight transport costs, and decreasing truck movements on suburban roads,” concluded Mr Tarascio.

Posted 15 June 2023