Online marketplace giants Amazon are building a new robotics warehouse in Sydney in a huge boost for the New South Wales economy.
Building is already underway at the 200,000 sqm fulfilment centre, which will feature state-of-the-art robotics systems, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Construction of the site, at Kemps Creek, is scheduled to be completed next year, with the warehouse planned to be operational by Christmas 2021.
The shiny new storage and distribution centre, near Western Sydney’s Aerotropolis, will create 1,500 jobs once completed in addition to the 700 during construction, in a major coup for the NSW Government.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “This important commitment by one of the world’s leading multinationals highlights Western Sydney’s growing stature as a strong investment destination.”
The construction and operation of this centre will deliver far-reaching benefits for the people and businesses of NSW, including more than 2000 jobs at time when we need them most.”Premier Gladys Berejiklian
The news comes soon after tech big boys Atlassian announced plans to centre their new HQ in Sydney’s CBD, showing the city’s appeal to large corporations is as strong as ever.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Amazon’s decision was a further vote of confidence in the NSW economy.
“It supports our strategy to foster new sources of growth through Innovation Precincts including the Western Sydney Aerotropolis,” Mr Ayres said.
The Fulfilment Centre is located in the Oakdale West Industrial Estate, just a short drive from the new Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird-Walton) Airport which is due to begin operating in 2026, connecting more Australian exporters with global e-commerce opportunities.