frasers property industrial acquires melbourne site for 87 million
The site was acquired by Frasers Property Industrial from Cadence Property Group and Linkage Property. Image: Supplied.
  • The site was acquired from Cadence Property Group and Linkage Property.
  • The 41 hectare site has a net developable area of more than 33 hectares.
  • Is located in the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct.

A 41 hectare development site in the Victorian suburb of Craigieburn has been acquired by Frasers Property Industrial for $87 million.

Located at 50-70 Kinloch Court, the property comprises three land parcels and was acquired from Cadence Property Group and private vendor, Linkage Property.

The site has a net developable area of more than 33 hectares and represents one of the last remaining major industrial land holdings in the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct, which is also one of Melbourne’s strongest rental growth corridors.

The deal aligns with Frasers Property Industrial’s strategic objective to grow its development pipeline in tightly-held areas across the eastern seaboard, adding to the company’s 2.2 million square metres strategic land bank in Australia. It sits north of its 4Ten Epping Premium Estate, which has experienced strong leasing demand.

Cadence Property Group and Frasers Property Industrial will also deliver a suite of infrastructure to the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct.

Frasers Property Industrial’s general manager – Victoria, Andrew Hanna said the company is excited to acquire another prime industrial development in the fast growing region.

“The acquisition aligns with our aim to boost our development pipeline in well-connected corridors close to transport and worker populations, which this strategic location enables,” said Hanna.

“We will build on the momentum we have created at our nearby 4Ten Epping estate, which has received significant demand from diverse customers.

“Melbourne’s north is continuing to undergo significant transformation, with substantial investment in local infrastructure including the North-East Link and inland rail projects set to further increase accessibility.

“We look forward to progressing our plans for this site and bringing it to market.”

Cadence Property Group’s CEO, Charlie Buxton, said the company is thrilled to be working alongside Frasers Property Industrial to deliver the infrastructure infrastructure in the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct.

“We strategically acquired around 100 hectares in the Precinct over the last two years and this deal is reflective of our approach of staying flexible with how we deliver and monetise our holdings over time,” said Buxton.

“Together with this transaction, we are continuing to develop our adjoining 65 hectare, $650 million industrial estate, Kinetic Business Park.”

“We retain extremely high confidence in the Precinct and the industrial sector more broadly. The Precinct is very well located along the Hume Highway, zoned and readily developable and allows us to immediately bring much needed high-quality supply to market quickly.”

Melbourne’s north continues to record low vacancy rates, with the latest at 0.85%, according to CBRE director, Daniel Eramo.

“In the 2022 calendar year, Melbourne’s North experienced its highest level of lease absorption on record at 452,000 square metres and we are on track to improve on that in 2023,” said Eramo.

“More occupiers and investors are recognising the operational benefits of the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct and its unrivalled access through Australia’s Eastern Seaboard.

“This, coupled with major infrastructure projects including the NorthEast Link, Somerton Intermodal and the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal, are further cementing Craigieburn as a long-term strategic solution for industrial facilities in Victoria.”

This transaction was facilitated by CBRE and Savills.

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