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Making History In Thomastown!

March 07, 2019 by Wayne Birch

The suburb of Thomastown came into existence in 1848 when the Thomas family purchased 106 acres of land north of Melbourne for market gardening. The area quickly became a popular settlement area for German settlers attracting farmers, horse-racing breeders, and milk production. Because of the popularity of the region close to Melbourne’s north, it wasn’t long before residential development began at Thomastown with the arrival of Italian, Macedonians and Greek immigrants after the Second World War – a cultural background of the region which still exist today.

Thomastown today boasts a shopping precinct, a number of prominent schools to service the large residential area, Aquatic Centre, and Library.

With this ever growing community and demands for additional areas of space, Kennards Self Storage now has too, established a settlement in the Thomaston region. Kennards Self Storage Thomastown located at 187 Settlement Road is in close proximity to railway and Northern Ring Road access.

Establishing itself as a prominent self storage facility across Australia and New Zealand, this purpose built Kennards Storage facility will be attractive for Wi-Fi storage users, house a free Conference room for personal or corporate use with the storage site attracting a 24/7 access client storage base. There will also exist on-site a Kennards Self Storage Box Shop Merchandise outlet for the sale of storage supplies to assist with customers packing and storage material.



Another feature of this new Thomastown storage precinct will be a free concierge service for all Kennards Storage customers and their parcel deliveries and pick up’s.

The history of Kennards thou not as prominent as the Thomastown region still dates back to 1973 when storage first commenced in Australia. Our newest Kennards Self Storage Centre has the added desire to become a popular part of the Thomastown history and will be opened for storage business from October, 2019.

Wayne Birch

Wayne Birch is a highly skilled self storage specialist establishing over 22 years experience with Kennards Self Storage – a period which has seen involvement in the creation of numerous new self storage facilities across Australia and New Zealand. Wayne has a personal interest in the development of people and he believes that successful people will always endeavour to be their best and do their best at all times. Based in Melbourne, Wayne’s current role within Kennards is managing storage centres in the metropolitan regions of Melbourne and Adelaide. He is an award winning Team Member obtaining many ‘Adding Value’ Awards including the prestigious ‘Dragon’ Award during his time with Kennards. Known as a keen sports enthusiast, Wayne’s business life experiences have evolved from a background in managing building hire & theatrical lighting equipment company’s. Over the years, Wayne has been a sourced speaker at a SSAA (Self Storage Association Australasia) Conference in New Zealand and various Victorian Regional Meetings.

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