sustainability

Sustainability is an important consideration for Qube and our related stakeholders including customer, tenants and contractors.

Moorebank Logistics Park will be a benchmark in environmentally sustainable design (ESD) practices across every facet of the development, including precinct wide initiatives as well as tenant led activity.

To deliver on our objectives, we are working with industry leading bodies including the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) to implement performance based rating tools for the project and our tenants.

Qube has also received a $150 million term debt facility from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) in the statutory authority’s first major investment in low emission transport infrastructure for Moorebank Logistics Park.

Click below to learn more about the various precinct initiatives to be implemented.

Project Benefits

At full capacity, the Moorebank Logistics Park will:

  • Cut more than 3,000 heavy truck movements from Sydney’s roads each day;
  • Reduce truck emissions by a total of more than 110,000 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) per year;
  • Reduce the distance travelled by container trucks on Sydney’s road network by 150,000 kilometres every day, and the distance travelled by long distance interstate freight trucks by 93,000 kilometres every day;
  • Deliver substantial carbon emission reductions compared to a business as usual scenario;
  • Generate a minimum of 50,000 MWh/year from renewable energy sources installed on site;
  • Create 6,800 jobs; and
  • Create around $11 billion in economic benefits over 30 years, including $120 million a year for the economy of south-western Sydney, through the improvements to productivity as well as reduced business costs, reduced road congestion and better environmental outcomes.

Energy & Carbon

  • Use of passive design techniques such as building orientation, layout design, thermal massing and facade design.
  • High performance double glazing to all facades.
  • Efficient HVAC equipment with economy cycle.
  • High efficiency and intelligent lighting and control systems.
  • Commissioning and tuning of building services.
  • Extensive energy sub-metering and monitoring system.
  • Use of electric machinery where possible (instead of diesel or LPG)
  • Installation of onsite renewable energy sources.

Water

  • Installation of rain water tanks for the purpose of landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
  • Installation of onsite detention basins.
  • Flush kerb garden beds are proposed, to ensure total stormwater runoff is reduced and any runoff is treated to a high standard prior to leaving the site.
  • High efficiency water fixtures and fittings with minimum 4 star WELS rating.
  • Air cooled air conditioning equipment.
  • Water sub-metering and monitoring system.

Road Costs

Road costs only increasing

Round trip toll costs for trucks ex Port Botany.

  • Marsden Park $76.36
  • Eastern Creek $75.68
  • Prestons Return $35.68
  • Moorebank Return $28.12

Significant long term savings in moving from road to rail.

Other

  • Improved user comfort through HVAC, building fabric performance and fixed shading design.
  • HVAC system with economy cycle.
  • Low toxicity materials and finishes.
  • Flicker free, efficient lighting design.
  • Comprehensive environmental and waste management practices during construction.
  • A dedicated central waste recycling area to facilitate recycling during building operation.
  • Material selection focussed on reducing environmental impact and providing a healthy interior environment.
  • Cyclist facilities and fuel efficient vehicle parking spaces to reduce transport related impacts.
  • Extensive and diverse landscaping to enhance ecological value and improve stormwater quality.
  • Sustainability criteria as part of the fitout guide.
Moorebank Logistics Park - Flythrough

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