Followmont Transport’s newest depot will open this month in Toowoomba.
Located on Rielly Street in the suburb of Torrington, the 20,000 square metre facility has been purposely designed and constructed in co-operation with Followmont’s regular project and property manager Bootooloo Property.
Constructed at a cost of $9 million, the 3,000 square metre is complimented by 300 square metres of office space which will accommodate Followmont’s rapidly increasing freight profile for in the region and is an indication of the company’s commitment to invest in regional Queensland and New South Wales.
Located only two minutes’ drive from the existing Followmont depot site, this new location features drivers’ sleeping quarters, on-site bulk fuelling facilities, a wash bay, a workshop pit and 20 metre wide awning for undercover loading.
The facility has been designed to accommodate access for roadtrains.
The new depot replaces the original Toowoomba depot from which Followmont has operated for the past six years and will act as a link for the Western region highway corridor between Brisbane and Toowoomba, and Emerald and North Queensland.
The business has recently acquired another five properties in regional Queensland and another site identical to this latest facility is due to open later this month in Emerald.
Environmental sustainability is enhanced with a water harvesting system as well as panels on the roof providing 30 kilowatts of solar power.
Operating 24/7, this new Followmont depot will accommodate 40 team members and is intended to have the capability to handle Followmont’s growth over the next decade.
“We would not be able to obtain this level of growth without the hard work and dedication of our Group Property, Facilities and Project Manager, Cassie Eivers and her team,” said Followmont Managing Director Mark Tobin.
“Bootooloo work well in conjunction with our preferred builder, McNab, to ensure our depots are state of the art and facilitate all of our requirements for the future of our business.”