Link Property Services is proud to bring to market HUMEONE, a significant and very strategic infrastructure, logistics development asset.
HUMEONE represents an opportunity for freight operators and developers/investors to create a major inland port and freight hub on the Hume Highway at Tarcutta, NSW, the epicentre of road freight logistics in Australia. HUMEONE is set to become an integral part of Australia’s supply chain.
Its unique location has strategic significance, enabling the transport industry substantial operational and capital cost savings and other logistical advantages including safety, Chain of Responsibility and productivity improvements.
HUMEONE will provide industrial, commercial, retail and hospitality amenities dedicated to the road freight industry. This major infrastructure development opportunity will enable a paradigm shift in logistics by facilitating two-shifts, per vehicle, per day.
Located on the Hume Highway at Tarcutta, NSW, HUMEONE is approximately half-way between Sydney and Melbourne, and has close access to the Sturt and Newell Highways for convenient distribution to SA, WA, QLD and NT.
Please consider the following facts:
- The development will include a “guaranteed change-over” facility, enabling two-shift logistics between Sydney and Melbourne, providing primary-source senders and transport operators with significant cost savings.
- The property is DA approved, and will be the largest highway service centre (HSC) in Australia, offering hospitality, retail, leisure, commercial and industrial amenities dedicated to the road freight industry.
Link Property Services Partner Matthew Herrett says, "Tarcutta is strategically significant to the logistics and road freight industry in Australia, as it is the approximate mid point between Melbourne and Sydney. Heavy vehicle drivers must take a mandatory rest break of 15 minutes within every 5 and a half hours driving. HUMEONE is ideally located within the mandatory rest break zone, in both directions between Sydney and Melbourne. It is the natural ‘sweet spot’ for half way rest breaks, refuel and specifically the change over of trailers/freight in both directions."
"Additionally, Tarcutta is only 14 kilometres from the Sturt Highway turnoff, the main highway for heavy vehicles crossing from Adelaide to the Hume Highway freight corridor."
Consider the following facts;
- 60% of Australia’s population (14.2 million) live within a 500 kilometre radius of this facility
- It is the busiest inter-capital, road-freight location in Australia (by traffic and by volume)
- It is close to infrastructure including: regional cities of Albury and Wagga Wagga, airports, rail, labour resources, manufacturing facilities and is within the Riverina region, Australia’s food bowl
- Direct access – north and south bound - to the Hume Highway, which bisects this site
- The property is close to rail facilities for inter-modal and container exchanges
- Recent 2019 estimates were around 3,800 Heavy Vehicles daily, drive “through” the HUMEONE site
- By 2025 it is expected that 5,000 to 6,000 Heavy Vehicles per day will operate along the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney, at Tarcutta
- Each day, over 1.5 million litres of diesel fuel is used on the Hume Highway by the Sydney – Melbourne logistics operators
- No heavy vehicle change-over facilities exist on the Hume Highway
- Road freight between Sydney and Melbourne was projected to double from 11 million tonnes (2014) to around 21 million tonnes by 2029.
- This route is not used for transporting mining products and is not subject to seasonal traffic
- All towns formerly on the Hume Highway - between Sydney and Melbourne - are now by-passed, allowing a driving time between the capitals of approximately 9 to 10 hours
- The maximum driving-time shift on this route is 12 hours, per 24 hours
- Drivers must have a continuous 12-hour rest-break for every 12 hours of driving
- Transport operators that do not use the change-over model can incur a 10 to 14 hour down-time for trucks, trailers and drivers, which is inconvenient, unproductive and costly
- HUMEONE will facilitate operators to use Heavy Vehicles on a two-shift, per-day basis, leading to greater productivity, efficiency, safety and potentially significant cost savings.
- Heavy Vehicle drivers will be able to travel to HUMEONE as their terminal destination, do a “change-over” and then return to their city of origin within one 12-hour shift. Those Heavy Vehicles will then be available to be used for another shift within each rolling 24 hour period. That logistics practice is known as the “two-shift model” or “hot seating”
- Theoretically, “two-shift” logistics could halve an operator's Heavy Vehicle fleet size
HUMEONE could become an operational home-base for logistics providers on the Hume corridor as urban depots would be redundant for many operators that use its Change Over Facility
Major “primary shippers” are poised to benefit from the logistics opportunities and bottom-line savings at HUMEONE.
The opportunity exists for major freight transport operators to secure Australia’s most strategic logistics and infrastructure development opportunity, to gain a competitive advantage over its competitors. Furthermore, for major industrial and logistics investors and developers, HUMEONE offers an opportunity to secure a DA approved facility with strategic significance for the industry, and to develop a substantial income producing asset, highly sought after by transport and road freight operators.
Road freight operators are required to pay drivers a variety of allowances including overnight accommodation and meals, which can range between $85.00 and $180.00 per day. Using HUMEONE will eliminate those charges. Current logistics practices determine that more than 3,000 drivers are displaced in either Melbourne or Sydney almost every day.
HUMEONE will become a terminal – and turn-around – destination, not just a rest-stop.
It is unlikely this project can be replicated at another location within the mandatory “rest-break” zone, or anywhere on the Hume Highway, as the site has a unique access capability; the Hume Highway runs directly through the land. The land is banked by a highway cutting with a natural gradient and this unique topographical feature enables low-cost construction of an overpass.
This exceptional and strategic infrastructure logistics development opportunity will be offered for sale via an Expression of Interest campaign closing 27 October 2021.