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Amazon Fulfilment Centre – Lytton, Brisbane


The Queensland State Government has announced that Amazon, the global e-commerce giant will construct a enormous multi-million dollar hub in Brisbane.

On the back of negotiations between property group Goodman, the Queensland State Government was able to help secure the location for Amazon in proximity to major infrastructure to support the business.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier outlined that construction on the Brisbane facility would start immediately and be up and running by Christmas 2020.

“As the state recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, Amazon’s commitment is a clear indicator of its confidence in our economic recovery and I’m proud that my government is playing a key role in facilitating their investment in Queensland.”

“We are 100 per cent focussed on getting Queensland working again and that’s why I’ve directed my Ministers to fast-track projects that will create jobs for Queenslanders as part of our Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan”.

The Premier said lifestyle patterns and purchasing behaviours changed significantly throughout the global pandemic which meant a lot of Queensland businesses focussed their attentions online”.

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

“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”, the Premier said.

Goodman has assisted Amazon create the company’s first Queensland fulfilment centre.

Kate Jones, Minister for State Development outlined that the Queensland State Government had worked hard to negotiate the sale of surplus industrial land in Lytton to Goodman.

We need new infrastructure in Queensland to stimulate our economy and to create jobs,” “This deal means millions of dollars of private sector infrastructure being built here in Queensland”.

“Construction will start straight away and we expect the warehouse to be complete in time for Christmas – giving hundreds of local families something to look forward to at the end of a hard year”. Ms Jones said.

Joan Pease, Member for Lytton  said she lobbied hard to secure the deal which is set to create hundreds of local jobs.

“This is a win-win for our community,” “Bringing Amazon to Queensland will create hundreds of jobs for locals and will have a great flow-on effect for local businesses – with orders and deliveries processed quicker and easier”.

“Goodman will undertake significant infrastructure works along with considerable upgrades to an existing adjoining building to ensure it meets Amazon’s specific requirements.” she said. 

Amazon opened its first Australian fulfilment centre in Melbourne in December 2017, followed by centres in Sydney and Perth in 2018 and 2019.

Craig Fuller, Director of Operations in Amazon Australia outlined that Amazon is committed to providing great selection, value and convenience to local customers when they shop online.

“Brisbane is a key strategic location to meet increasing customer demand in Queensland and we’re pleased that this significant investment will create job opportunities to support the local economy, benefit customers, and local small to medium size businesses who will be able to access Amazon’s logistics capabilities to reach customers across the country,” Mr Fuller said.

“We are also dedicated to enriching and giving back to the communities in which we operate, and we look forward to working with the Council, local schools and other local groups to create impactful community programs as we get to know the Lytton community.”

Goodman Australia General Manager Jason Little said Goodman has a long-standing working relationship with both the Queensland Government and Amazon, and together, we are working to open up economic opportunities for Queenslanders.

“The government is committed to supporting and encouraging increased private investment into the state that creates new jobs for Queenslanders”, Mr Little said.

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– Media Release: Amazon coming to Queensland delivering hundreds of jobs
– Images: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview

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