Pakenham and the broader Casey Cardinia Region had a business boost last Saturday when the new Car Megamart completed Stage 1 of the development and opened to the public.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Graeme Moore was one of the first there to see what the development is all about and was very impressed with the quality and finish of the site. “The first thing that strikes you as you walk in the gate, is the professional approach that has been taken with every aspect of this development,” Cr Moore stated,
“To think, once completed, it will be home to some 81 companies employing 600 staff across the whole site which is fantastic for Cardinia residents with more jobs located closer to where we live, but also the site will attract some 5000 visitors a week to the shire which is also a great economic boost for the region.”
“Over the last eight months, the Car Megamart people have been working very quickly to get Stage 1 up and running and it’s great to see so many people having a look around. It will be an asset into the future as the next stages develop and it’s already exciting to see so much activity in the South East Business Park,” Cr Moore said.
The Car Megamart opened Stage 1 with 15 dealership yards with the capacity to eventually house 43 dealer yards and up to four new car dealerships. The site will also be home to a mix of 41 factories, showrooms and warehouses operating to service the automotive, boat, caravan, bike and transport industries, with three factories almost completed and a further 13 to start construction shortly. eventually the South East Business Park, on the corner of the Princes Freeway and Pakenham-Koo Wee Rup Road, will be home to one of the biggest automotive precincts in Victoria/Australia.
Project manager Ray Weinzierl has had a very busy few months to get the Car Megamart development to this stage, he explained. “It’s an exciting time for us, but with no rest on the horizon as we look to immediately continue with Stage 2 of the project. The Car Megamart site will eventually be over 38 acres, together with the additional interest in factories and associated industries, we look like we will have a busy time ahead.
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