Amazon announced our first fulfilment centre (FC) in Queensland, which is set to begin operations in Brisbane before Christmas, enabling faster delivery to customers in Queensland and providing around 200 local jobs. Works on the new facility will support more than 170 construction jobs over the development and fit-out phase.
The new fulfilment centre will be around the same size as two Rugby League fields, and will house more than half a million items from Amazon.com.au ranging from health, household and personal care products, to electronics, books, gardening equipment, and pantry staples.
“We are committed to improving delivery promises for our customers, and building infrastructure closer to where our customers and sellers live enables us to do this, while reducing our environmental impact,” said Craig Fuller, director of operations, Amazon Australia.
“This significant investment will benefit Queensland customers and small to medium size businesses and support the local economy. Our Brisbane fulfilment centre will build on our capability to support Queenslanders, whilst providing around 200 job opportunities for local workers in a safe work environment, with competitive pay," he said. "Furthermore, we are dedicated to enriching and giving back to the communities in which we operate and we look forward to working with the Council, surrounding schools and local community groups to create impactful community programs."
Speaking from the official announcement of the new Queensland FC, The Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said, “As the state recovers from the impact of COVID-19, Amazon’s commitment is a clear indicator of its confidence in our economic recovery and I’m proud that my government is playing a key role in facilitating their investment in Queensland.”
The arrival of the Brisbane FC will also benefit Queensland based small & medium sized businesses who utilise Fulfilment By Amazon to seamlessly service customers across the country. Local sellers will soon be able to send their products to the Brisbane FC where Amazon will then pick, pack, and ship orders to customers, provide customer service support and manage returns on behalf of the seller.