Project Specifications

Illawarra Smallgoods Pty Ltd

$5 million

Fairy Meadows, New South Wales

October 2020

Construct new 1200 pallet Automatic Storage & Retrieval System (ASRS) Freezer and Cool Room (Greenfield)


A new ASRS Freezer & Cool Room constructed on a greenfield site adjoining Illawarra Meats current facility located at Fairy Meadows, Illawarra.

The 917m2 building is a combination of Pre-Cast panel and Sandwich Panel on a suspended slab. The new build interconnects to Illawarra Meat’s existing facility. The new freezer incorporates ASRS racking (by others). Refrigeration is a CO2 system (by others).

The desired outcome of the project was to provide maximum storage capacity without exceeding DA approved footprint. This was achieved by using pre-cast panels as the eastern support walls and removing the need for internal columns.


An area of the site (250m3) was deemed to be contaminated with Recoverable Hydrocarbons (TRH) and needed to be re-mediated.

To maximise the internal usable area of the building, internal stairs were to be relocated externally. This required a Section 4.55 to be lodged with Council. Internal ceiling height was also to be maximised by reducing the void above the freezer ceiling. While not increasing the overall height of the building it reduced the size of the required pelmet, thus changing the external appearance of the building. This also was included in the Section 4.55 lodged with Council.

To minimise delays due to Section 4.55 processing, building commenced on an early works CC.


  • Maximising internal usable space by reduction in column requirements through design and increasing finished ceiling height.
  • Minimisation of time through early works CC, whilst Section 4.55 submission was processed.




Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.