Taylor Burrell Barnett

Hesperia’s ROE wins awards for sustainability and industrial development

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Jarrod Ross
Principal

28 Oct 2021

Perth’s best logistics address, the Roe Highway Logistics Park has cemented its reputation as a premium industrial park scooping 3 awards so far in 2021.

Since opening in 2019, Hesperia’s Roe Highway Logistics Park (ROE) has cemented its reputation as a premium industrial park attracting national and global companies, winning awards for leading the way in sustainability and as an industrial development.

At 70 hectares ROE is a significant industrial park in the central sub-region, catering for the fast growing industrial sector. From the outset, Hesperia had a strong green focus. This included overcoming a number of environmental challenges including concerns around the site as a regionally significant roosting site for the endangered forest red-tailed black cockatoo.

In March 2021, Hesperia announced that ROE aimed to be carbon neutral in two years.

Hesperia’s green focus has been a benefit for the tenants in the estate, as well as setting a precedent for industrial precincts. It has also seen ROE awarded Best Industrial Development and Best Sustainable Development at the Property Council of Australia 2021 WA Property Awards in October 2021. This comes after taking out the Environmental Excellence category at the UDIA WA awards in September.

An award-winning sustainability focus

Some of the sustainability focused initiatives for the site included:

  • a detailed conservation strategy and extensive tree planting in the area leading to an overall increase in foraging and roosting habitat for the red-tailed black cockatoo
  • use of funding to install low-carbon concrete (Boral’s ENVISIA) in five warehouses to be built over 2021/2022
  • stormwater management and wastewater recycling strategies
  • double glazing and specialist insulation
  • to extend solar energy power panels across the rooftops and use low-energy lighting and grid-friendly technology such as smart inverters and smart metering

Learn more about this project here.

Author

Jarrod Ross
Principal

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