About the Geraldton Technology Park
Stage 1 of the project enables the City to release around 30 lots of land, primarily for long-term leasing, each of around 2,000 square metres, along the newly constructed Avro Drive, ideally for technology and professional service businesses. The Park is not intended for industrial uses.
The Geraldton Airport Technology Park consists of a the new Avro Drive from Deepdale Road through to Anson Link, connecting to Gordon Garratt Drive as part of the stage 1 release.
For history buffs, Avro and Anson acknowledge the Avro Anson aircraft that operated from the Geraldton airport during WWII, celebrating the heritage of the airport.
Stage 1 construction included the new roads, and installation of underground utility services, including power, water and telecommunications. New water supply and fire services mains extend to the airport terminal precinct along Gordon Garrett Drive.
The Geraldton Airport Technology Park is set to support a strategic aviation hub and provide a range of aviation and non-aviation services.
This development is of substantial regional significance and will form the benchmark for new commercial developments for the rest of the Mid West region. The Geraldton Airport Technology Park will be more sustainable than developments from the previous era, designed in an environmentally responsible way.
The entire site is facilitated with fully serviced high speed fibre optic connectivity, making it an ideal spot for business operations.
Stage 1 of the Geraldton Airport Technology Park has 30 lots available for long term lease or direct purchase, seeking businesses within the following industries:
- Aviation support
- Logistics, transport and distribution
- Commercial and passenger support activities
- Mining support and administration
- Vehicle, truck and equipment sales, servicing and hire
- Other light industrial uses
Foundation tenant in place
The Park has already attracted its foundation tenant on Avro Drive. The Geraldton Data Centre will be established over the next year, to provide secure system hosting, storage and cloud computing services to government and commercial clients.
Geraldton is the northern-most point of interconnect for the National Broadband Network, with broadband fibre connection already connecting to Perth.
The data centre is thus ideally located not just to service local clients, but also to support Perth based clients who seek to host their disaster recovery and business continuity solutions outside metropolitan Perth.
As well, via satellite-based telecommunications, with ground stations to be established in Geraldton close to broadband fibre already in place at the airport, the data centre is ideally located to provide services to Pilbara and Kimberley clients.
While not included in Stage 1 development of the Park, arrangements have concluded for the sale of a large land parcel from the southern section of the Park to the State Government, for location of the Durack Institute of Technology’s new Resource Sector Training facility. Funded by Royalties for Regions for the Department of Training and Workforce Development, construction is expected to commence during 2014.