Mega Distribution Centre for NSW

Marco Green
July 2, 2020

The company announced plans for the massive 200,000 square metre facility on Tuesday, which will also be its largest in Australia with "around the same land size as Taronga Zoo".

The advanced storage and distribution facility is expected to create 1,500 warehouse jobs, in addition to 700 jobs during its construction.

Amazon entered the Australian market three years ago and has previously been criticised for the pressure placed on warehouse staff who say they are constantly timed and monitored as they pack goods.

"The state has gone through a very hard time and Western Sydney will become the advanced manufacturing capital of the nation", she said.

"Just imagine that by next Christmas Amazon will be able to undertake its fulfilments or its orders from this advanced manufacturing plant", NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said today.

It will be equipped with the most advanced Amazon Robotics technology to assist employees and serve customers in a smarter, faster and more consistent way.

Amazon Australia Country Matt Furlong said the high-tech centre will speed up delivery and increase the range of products available to customers.

"It will also help build our local e-commerce sector, giving small and medium-sized businesses access to Amazon's packing, shipping, customer service and returns capabilities, along with easier access to millions of customers across Australia and the world".

The warehouse has the ability to pack orders 24/7 and is located next to the western Sydney global airport which is expected to be completed by 2026.

Amazon said the majority of the 1,500 positions would be permanent full time roles with subsidised healthcare and up to 20 weeks maternity pay.

"The Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre will more than double our operational footprint in Australia, enhance efficiency and safety for our associates while ultimately providing customers with wider selection and faster delivery", said Fuller.

It comes as Australia faces mass job cuts with even Qantas forced to cut 6,000 jobs after its services slowed to a crawl during the pandemic.

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