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Amazon Australia to Open First Sorting Centre in Australia

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By Published On: March 21, 20220 Comments

Amazon is making sure its presence is felt across Australia by opening a sorting centre in Melbourne that's nearly the size of the MCG.

This purpose-built sorting centre will be located at Goodman Group’s Amaroo Busines Park in Craigieburn and is the first dedicated centre of its kind in Australia for the company.

The centre itself will be 15,600 square metres in size, almost the same size as the MCG, and has already commenced construction. It’s expected to be completed this year, generating 200 jobs once finalised.

This centre will feature roles from entry-level positions to HR and other team leader positions. Moreover, Amazon Sort Centres allow for already picked-and-packed orders to get sorted by final destination, which is then consolidated and shipped to last-mile sites for delivery.

Craig Fuller, Director of Operations of Amazon Australia, said that Amazon chose Melbourne for this spot as a reference to its first FC, and to enable more support for the city after the last two years of ongoing lockdown measures. “We chose Melbourne as the home of our first Australian fulfilment centre in 2017 and have continued to invest significantly in Victoria, providing employment for hundreds of Melbournians and improving delivery promises for our customers,” he said.

“We know the past few years have been tough for Melbournians and we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to support our Victorian customers by helping them get the items they need delivered to their homes and supporting thousands of small and medium-sized Australian businesses in reaching their customers more efficiently.”

Aside from the IT, HR and other roles generated for the centre, this will be the fifth operations site in Melbourne. This new site will go on to support the existing FC and logistics network in Victoria, including areas such as Tullamarine, Mulgrave, Ravenhall, and Dandenong South.

“We are helping grow jobs in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing regions to improve regional prosperity and ensure more local families can find quality work options close to home,” said Ros Spence, the Member for Yuroke.

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