Media release: GreenSquareDC’s AUD$1billion sustainable data centre recommended for DA approval

GreenSquareDC’s Development Application (DA) for a new $1billion 96MW data centre in Perth has been recommended for approval and will be voted on by Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment panel members in a meeting on Monday 17th October.

The new sustainable data centre will be Western Australia’s biggest, and will meet growing demand for digital infrastructure that can help customers achieve their decarbonisation commitments. 

GreenSquareDC offers innovative, sustainable, and adaptive hyperscale data centre solutions for environmentally conscious global and regional customers. By reducing the energy, water and space required to operate its data centres, GreenSquareDC’s advanced cooling technology offers businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability, and bottom-line returns.

Located in Belmont, strategically situated between the CBD and Airport, the facility is designed on approximately 38,000sqm of land. The staged development is planned to deliver more than 68,000 sqm of gross floor area across 4 levels. Construction will commence upon approval with completion of the first stage estimated by 2024.

A DA report prepared by Urbis outlines the benefits of the project, which include:  

  • $968.4 million total development cost (including GST) for local components 
  • $1.1 billion total development cost (including GST) for all components 
  • 2,932 total full time equivalent construction job years supported both directly and indirectly 
  • $635.5 million total value added into the WA economy over the construction phase 

The ongoing and quantifiable benefits are as follows: 

  • 180 ongoing jobs supported per annum (directly and indirectly) 
  • $36.2 million value added to the WA economy per annum attributable to operations on site 
  • Target 1.2 power usage effectiveness (PUE) compared to 2.5 PUE for average data centres and 1.5 PUE average for state-of-the-art data centres 
  • 144,164 cars worth of emissions saved per annum compared to average data centres 

Director of Corporate Development for GreenSquareDC Peter Wolsey said: 

“The demand for scalable and sustainable data centres across the Asia Pacific is projected to grow exponentially, with web-related services and global connectivity continuing to soar. We are extremely excited and proud to launch our first data centre development under GreenSquareDC. This initial project is of significant scale in a sector of growing importance to the digital economy, leveraging our combined more than 20 years’ experience in the digital infrastructure space.

“GreenSquareDC is committed to helping solve the world’s toughest sustainability challenges associated with digital infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage. Our innovative data centre design is focused on helping our customers deliver greater business value with far greater ESG consciousness and transparency. Sustainability is, and will always be, at the core of what we do”.

Media contact
Nick Albrow, Wilkinson Butler; +61 408 6181 499