Datacentre provider, NextDC, has received formal Development Approval (DA) to begin the construction of its purpose-built datacentre, M1, located in Port Melbourne.
The facility is expected to be largest carrier and system integrator neutral datacentre in the state, providing critical connectivity, flexibility, scalability, security and a low carbon footprint.
The project will be managed by an in-house and external team.
The company has hired Glen Morcom, as its project and facilities manager. He was previously the building and electrical services manager with Crown Casino.
NextDC is the process of working towards executing a formal construction agreement with FDC Construction and Fitout.
It has also engaged with global engineering design company, Arup, to lead the technical design of the facility.
NextDC began trading on the ASX in December, after a successful IPO capital raising of $40 million.
At the time, it also announced it was on track to achieve its planned online date for its initial datacentres in Brisbane in March and Melbourne by November this year.