Kennards Self Storage, which operates more than 85 facilities in Australia and New Zealand, intends to double the storage capacity of its Gipps Street property in Wollongong, Australia. The $8 million project, under review by the city council, would fill most of a 30,000-square-meter parcel between Flinders Street and the South Coast rail line, according to the source.
The plan includes a bridge crossing over Fairy Creek to connect Stafford and Station Streets, which requires an assessment by the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel, the source reported.
“Whilst this self-storage center itself only employs small staff numbers, it exponentially facilitates numerous commercial enterprises and is a support center to the activity of the city center,” Kennards officials said in their application. “The occupation of the current center has shown a [direct] indication of the high demand for self-storage.”
Kennards is a family-owned business based in Sydney. It opened its first self-storage facility in 1973 in Moorebank, Australia.
Illawarra Mercury, Kennards Reveals $8M Expansion Plans for Self-Storage Warehouses