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Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown New Home For KISS

22 April 2010

Bankstown Airport Limited (BAL) has announced the finalisation of negotiations that will see leading Chep Pallets agent Keep It Simple Systems Pty Ltd (KISS) establish new facilities on the western perimeter of Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown.

The deal, valued at some $4 million and brokered by BAL development management consultants Augusta Properties Pty Ltd, will see KISS enter a ten year lease for a new 7,000 square metre pallat recycling and storage facility before the end of 2010.

Announcing the deal, BAL CEO, Mr Kim Ellis, said that the relocation of KISS from St Peters to Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown maintains it recent momentum in attracting both industry and aviation businesses to the airport precinct.

“The arrival of KISS maintains our go-forward strategy that has, in the past five years, seen a number of profiled organisations make Bankstown Airport Business Park their home,” he said.

Mr Ellis listed several local and international companies that have recently relocated or established facilities at the airport including Bunnings, Pickles Auctions and French helicopter engine specialist Turbomeca.

“With the impending arrival of KISS, staff numbers working in the airport’s business precinct have grown to over 6,000 in the past few years. This significantly benefits local economies and the opportunity for business partnerships to develop,” said Mr Ellis.

“We are creating new jobs and new business opportunities for the local area,” said Mr Ellis.

During the preliminary process extensive impact studies were undertaken to ensure that local communities and the environment would experience minimal impact.

The KISS site can be accessed only by Tower Road, off Henry Lawson Drive.  There will be no related traffic flow from the KISS site that will impact residential areas to the north of the airport.

Careful consideration was also given to storm water management and protection of environmental space that adjoins the site including local fauna which is indigenous to the area.

Mr Ellis said that the local community will be provided with detailed information on the new development including strict guidelines which will be in place during the construction and operational phases of the project.

“We have a responsibility to the local community to ensure that operations and development at the airport, and their impacts on day-to-day lifestyle, are minimised,” he said.

“Council is currently being consulted and we will be inviting community input and comment for consideration during the development of the site,” added Mr Ellis.

KISS General Manager Joe Di Francesco, said that his company was looking forward to joining the Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown community.

“Moving our operation to Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown has a number of advantages.  It’s a better working environment and many of our staff will actually spend less time travelling to work,”

“It is important for our business to be located in a strategically convenient location in Sydney, and Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown is well positioned on the M5 corridor, within 40 minutes of the Sydney CBD and just 25 minutes to Port Botany and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport at Mascot.

Construction of the new KISS facility is timed to commence in June, with completion due prior to the end of 2010.

 

Media Information: Meredith Laverty 0414-523-060