Amazon to set up shop in Brisbane

by | Jun 16, 2020

Amazon will soon begin construction for a multi-million-dollar hub in Brisbane, which is set to create over 200 new jobs.

The hub is expected to open by Christmas, with construction to be fast-tracked due to COVID-19, according to a recent report.

The next Australian warehouse, or ‘fulfilment’ centre will be built on industrial land in the city’s east, in Lytton.

The Brisbane hub is set to create more than 170 construction jobs and another 200 full-time equivalent jobs when it’s up and running, according to the report.

Amazon opened its first Australian hub in Melbourne in December 2017, followed by others in Sydney and Perth.

Property group, Goodman, is on board to complete the fit-out, which is tipped to be as big as two football fields.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said construction would begin “immediately” as part of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

“There is no doubt the ‘stay at home economy’ has grown significantly in the past few months,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“E-commerce companies like Amazon have a key role to play in supporting that growing economy and helping facilitate Queensland businesses deliver their products to the door.

“It also means that Amazon products can get to customers quickly not just in Brisbane but right across Queensland,” she said.