Friday, 18 March 2022
Amazon Australia today announced it will open a sort centre at Goodman’s new Amaroo Business Park in Craigieburn, Melbourne this year. The new purpose-built site will be the company’s first dedicated sort centre in Australia, enabling Amazon to further enhance delivery speed for customers in Victoria and around the country.
The 15,600 square metre sort centre (nearly the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground oval) has commenced construction in Craigieburn, Melbourne – generating over 700 construction jobs. Once operational, the facility will create around 200 local jobs ranging from entry level positions that will sort customer orders to specialist roles including human resources, workplace health and safety to team leader positions.
Commenting on the company’s investment in Melbourne, Craig Fuller, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia said, “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. Opening our first sort centre in Melbourne signifies further our commitment to the state.”
“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,” he said.
Amazon has worked with Goodman to secure the Amaroo Business Park in Craigieburn as the location for the Sort Centre, which is well positioned for workers in Melbourne’s north and for the transportation and delivery of customer orders.
The Craigieburn Sort Centre is Amazon's fifth operations site in Melbourne, supporting the company's existing fulfilment and logistics network in Victoria which includes fulfilment centres in Dandenong South and Ravenhall, and Amazon Logistics sites in Tullamarine and Mulgrave.