Amazon to build massive Sydney operation for 2021

Amazon will build a distribution centre in western Sydney as the online retail giant moves into Australia.

The Jeff Bezos owned giant will build a  200,000 square metre facility in Sydney, the largest of its kind in Australia.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the “construction and operation of this centre will deliver far-reaching benefits for the people and businesses of NSW”.

“With the ability to operate 24/7, the almost 200,000 square metre facility is expected to be the largest ‘fulfilment centre’ built in Australia,” she said.

“It will also be its most advanced, incorporating the company’s latest robotics systems, the first time these will have been deployed in the Southern Hemisphere.”

The centre, to be located near the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, is expected to create 1500 permanent jobs when completed in late 2021, as well as a further 700 jobs during construction.

It will be the company’s second centre in Western Sydney, allowing it to increase its “capacity to fulfil customers orders”. 

Amazon said the fulfilment centre will be “equipped with the most advanced Amazon Robotics technology”, allowing it to operate 24/7 and store “50 percent more items per square metre”.

“Amazon’s decision to locate its first robotic centre in the Southern Hemisphere right here in western Sydney is another great example about what the future holds,” she said.

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