Sustainable Industrial Estate Gets Green Light
Developer, Chris Matheson (left) receives the Certification from UDIA's National EnviroDevelopment Manager, Taylor Hood (right)
In an Australian first, under the new national standard, New-Gen Business Park (NGBP) has been awarded certification under the Urban Development Institute Australia’s EnviroDevelopment scheme for all six leaves, Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.
This highly sought-after certification and branding system provides independent verification of a development’s projects sustainability performance.
The certification recognises projects that achieve exceptional sustainability outcomes, ensuring the development of NGBP maximise efficiencies with sustainable outcomes into the future.
NGBP is located in the suburb of Swanbank, 45 kms south-west of the Brisbane CBD and 6 kms south-east of Ipswich Central, well suited for large format logistics operators and advanced manufacturers alike.
NGBP provides in excess of 70 hectares of Master-Planned land, suitable for tenants and owner occupiers who will join the way of the future in this exciting sustainable precinct.
Developer Chris Matheson and the national development group EMKC Cubed are jointly developing NGBP. Chris Matheson said “we see the new estate as a benchmark in the growing trend for end users seeking to be located in a sustainable precinct for building development, whether it be manufacturing, e-commerce, warehouse logistics, defence or cold storage, all with the sustainability goal at the forefront of the development.”
Matheson said “whilst we may be the first to achieve the six-leaf rating for an industrial estate in Australia under the new national standard, thankfully we won’t be the last as we see industry embrace change going forward into the future. National and multinational companies, along with investors, are embracing the transition to smarter design, incorporating solar, wind, battery, renewables, hydrogen and other smart building technologies.
Edward McKenna of EMKC Cubed said “NGBP has been designed to facilitate cutting edge, sustainable industrial and logistics development since its inception. We are thrilled to be partnering with EnviroDevelopment and look forward to welcoming quality occupiers into the estate who share these important aspirations.”
EnviroDevelopment’s National Manager, Taylor Hood, has been involved in the certification of sustainable projects across Australia and commends NGBP’s commitment to the process of sustainability.
“We are definitely seeing a trend in industrial estates to showcase sustainable initiatives and seek EnviroDevelopment certification. NGBP is no different, achieving the maximum certification of all six leaves under Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community. Tenants within NGBP will be benefiting from the decisions made by the NGBP team well into the future”