NEXTDC gets planning approval for Melbourne data centre

NEXTDC has received formal planning consent for its M3 150MW hyperscale campus west of Melbourne, Australia. The M3 site will span 100,000 sq m and provide 150MW of critical capacity at full fit out.

Located in West Footscray, 10km west of Melbourne’s CBD, the M3 campus is close to a major electricity substation as well as telecoms, utilities and public infrastructure. According to the company, “it will play a critically important role in enabling enterprise and government customers to scale their critical infrastructure platforms, forming a new Availability Zone within the Melbourne market.” Ground works are already underway with practical completion scheduled for 2023.

The company is also expanding its M2 facility. M3 will directly interconnect to M1 and M2, “ensuring Victorian organisations are best positioned to leverage the full benefit of accessing our network” and “cloud-dense digital services ecosystem”, NEXTDC said.

Last month, NEXTDC announced plans to build a fourth data centre in the Sydney area that will offer 300MW of power when fully built.

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