Amazon Australia has reinforced its commitment to western Sydney, announcing plans to invest $490 million in opening two new fulfilment centres (FC) in Horsley Park by early 2026.  

Once fully operational, the two facilities will create over 1,000 local jobs, ranging from entry level roles with on-the-job training, to skilled roles in areas such as operations, HR, engineering and workplace health and safety. 

New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, Planning Minister, Paul Scully, Minister for Roads, John Graham, Amazon Australia country manager, Janet Menzies, and Goodman general manager for western Sydney developments, Stephanie Partridge broke ground on one of the new fulfilment centres at Goodman and Brickworks’ Oakdale East Industrial Estate in Horsley Park. 

This purpose-built FC will be around four and a half times the size of the Opera House (80,000 square metres) and has capacity to hold up to 1.6 million large items sold on the Amazon Australia website such as garden equipment, furniture and flat screen TVs. Construction of the site has commenced, which will generate an additional 3,000 jobs during construction and fit out. 

The second FC, located also in Horsley Park is a fit out of an existing building. The 33,400 square metre site, which will have the capacity to hold up to 600,000 larger items is set to open later this year and will have created an additional 500 construction jobs upon completion.  

Amazon Australia operations manager, Sandra McNeil said, “Amazon Australia’s investment in two new facilities in western Sydney will expand our operational footprint in this area which will provide customers with wider selection and faster delivery.

“We are committed to improving selection and delivery speed as demand continues to grow, as well as being dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we operate. We are proud to be able to provide more local job opportunities and look forward to working with the NSW Government to continue our investment in the Western Sydney area.” 

NSW Premier, Chris Minns commented, “The opening of these two brand new fulfilment centres in Horsley Park will be responsible for thousands of jobs in construction and over a thousand more jobs once operational – this is much needed capital investment from Amazon and we’re thrilled it is taking place in Western Sydney. This corner of Sydney will be one of the most exciting additions to job creation and economic development in the entire country.”

Goodman Group Australia CEO, Jason Little said, “We’re not only announcing job creation, but we’re also recognising the result of great collaboration with planning authorities and administrators to boost the western Sydney economy.

“Goodman has invested significantly in the area, and this development extends Goodman’s infrastructure spend in the Western Sydney employment area to more than $500 million. Most importantly, we’re providing our customer Amazon, with the essential infrastructure it needs to expand and help meet growing consumer needs in western Sydney and beyond.”

Feature image: Minister for Roads, John Graham, Amazon Australia country manager, Janet Menzies, NSW Premier, Chris Minns and Goodman general manager for western Sydney, Stephanie Partridge & NSW Planning Minister, Paul Scully.