Jobs and business opportunities on their way in Campbellfield

Published on 01 March 2024


Hume City Mayor, Cr. Naim Kurt, has welcomed what will be a major boost to jobs and the local economy at the groundbreaking of a new logistics estate in Campbellfield. 

The North Melbourne Logistics Estate will be built over more than nine hectares on Somerton Road, and once complete will offer business spaces providing direct access to the major arterial routes including the Hume Highway, Hume Freeway, Metropolitan Ring Road and the Somerton Inland Freight Terminal. 

Joining Developer Cabot Properties and Building firm Qanstruct, Cr. Kurt highlighted what this means for the Hume community. 

 “Cabot’s decision to bring this Logistics Estate to our municipality is a big win for our city thanks to the staggering $130m it will inject into our local economy,” he says. 

“At Hume Council we are all about job creation and getting locals employed that's why we’re thrilled this development meets those objectives by bringing 140 construction jobs and 230 ongoing jobs to for our Hume community.” 

Construction of the estate is expected to last 12 months, during which time the procurement of on-site jobs will be supported by Hume City Council’s Local Jobs for Local People Program. 

The development is another example of Hume’s position in the logistics field following on from the announcement Amazon will build its largest Australian warehouse in Craigieburn, a trend Cr. Kurt believes will continue thanks to the city’s location. 

“These are exciting developments for our community and it speaks to the attractive position our municipality holds for investors in being located close to freight terminals, to the airport and to key arterial roads and highways,” he says. 

“Hume City Council has been proud of its role in providing extensive support and services to the North Melbourne Logistics Estate project, from guiding investment opportunities and managing planning approvals, through to offering to engage local employment.  

“We know that Cabot Properties has expressed that they will continue to seek opportunities in Hume thanks to this level of support, and we will continue to advocate for further investment on behalf of our residents.”