Amazon opens $70m purpose-built fulfilment centre in Perth
The new site will expand Amazon’s storage capacity by 500%.
Amazon Australia has launched its $70m purpose-built fulfilment centre in Perth.
Located in Jandakot, the brand-new fulfilment centre covers an area of more than 20,000 square metres with a capacity to store more than three million items, ranging from household items to appliances and bulkier packages. The new centre will also open a Disaster Relief Hub as an extension of Amazon’s Disaster Relief program in Western Australia.
For its commitment to net-zero carbon by 2040, the site will incorporate energy-efficient features, such as a 1.5 MW solar panel system, water-efficient fixtures, a controllable heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and LED lighting.
The launch expands Amazon’s Western Australian operational footprint by 60% and grows its storage capacity by 500%, as a measure to meet the growing customer demand, increase the proportion of items, and enhance the delivery outcomes for customers and residents.
For local Jandakot communities, the site will offer numerous economic opportunities with 225 jobs onsite and more than 100 new local jobs over the area.