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Coca-Cola Plans $10 million Expansion At SA Distribution Centre

COCA-COLA Amatil has lodged plans for a $10 million expansion to its Salisbury South distribution centre.

Commercial & General developer Jamie McClurg, who owns the land and would build the expansion, said the project would be a boost for the economy and create jobs.

“We are looking to help Coca-Cola expand its footprint and increase supply,” Mr McClurg said. ”With any development, more money flows into the region … that is really positive.

“With a project of this size there will be work for construction workers in SA and that has flow-on effects for people in the area.”

The plans, lodged last week, would add another 10,000 sq m to the 35,000 sq m distribution centre off Cross Keys Rd.

New offices would be built which would result in relocation of some staff from Coca-Cola Amatil’s (CCA) Gilman site.

Mr McClurg, who is also behind a proposed entertainment precinct along Kings Rd, Parafield Gardens, said his company was keen to develop more land in the area.

Commercial and General also owns about 15ha of vacant land adjoining the CCA site.