Marshall Beattie Automation - National Banknote Site

National Banknote Site


National Banknote Site (NBS)

Project Type / Category

End Client

Project Location

Project Completion

Site Area

Automation Solution

High Security Access

Reserve Bank of Australia

Craigieburn, Victoria



  • High Security Blast Resistant Industrial Automated Doors

The construction of the new banknote storage facility, the National Banknote Site (NBS) at Craigieburn in Victoria, was completed in March 2017. The NBS is highly secure and custom built for the storage, processing and distribution of banknotes.


Marshall Beattie Automation was involved with supplying and installing the high security automatic doors for this project, which was approved by the Parliamentary Public Works Committee in February 2014, involved complex design, engineering and construction challenges related to security, operational and safety requirements.


Final commissioning of the new facility was completed early 2018. The National Banknote Site will expand the current capacity of banknote storage and processing to accommodate operations associated with the issue of the new series of banknotes. The NBS will also accommodate machinery for validating and destroying banknotes that are returned from circulation, with the capacity to process both current and new banknote series.

Marshall Beattie Automation - National Banknote Site

VIC PROJECT FEATURE NATIONAL BANKNOTE SITE                                                    RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Today, this high security site includes Note Print Australia's 40,000m2 main production building and a 3000m2 staff centre, as well as the RBA’s recently completed National Banknote Distribution Centre, and CCL Secure’s polymer substrate production facility.  Right next door to this is the Innovia Films’ production plant that manufactures the polymer film for CCL Secure’s Guardian® polymer substrate – one of only two sites in the world.  Taken in its entirety, with every facet of the polymer banknote printing process accounted for in this one area, the Craigieburn site is the world’s most unique banknote precinct. 


Other recent major projects Marshall Beattie Automation have completed include Perth District Courts sally ports, Casuarina Prison automated grills, multiple anti-ram barriers for the WA Prisons Service, University of Western Australia, Curtin University, and Perth Domestic and International Airports. In addition, Marshall Beattie Automation's gates, doors, barriers , turnstiles, and intercoms have been used for other high-end residential projects, commercial projects industrial projects and recreational facilities.

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