ASX-listed NEXTDC has received formal development approval from the Western Australian Government’s Development Assessment Panels for an energy efficient data centre facility in Malaga, Perth, to service clients in mining and resources, corporate and government as well as cloud providers. The Panel has given approval for NEXTDC to construct the data centre, the latest in the company’s portfolio which includesd sites in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydneyand Melboune.
The data centre will cover 10,500 sq m, including 3,000 sq m of high density technical space and 2,000 sq m of dedicated office space that will be made available to customers to reserve as part of their business continuity planning. With a 6 megawatt IT load, this will be the largest independent data centre in Western Australia.
Last Week, NextDC has accepted an offer to sell its Wharf Street, Brisbane facility for A$11.27 million after converting it into a 3,000 sq m, six-storey data centre. The company has engaged in a “sale and leaseback” scheme for each of the properties it has purchased to build its national network of data centres.