Amazon Australia is opening a new logistics site located in West Gosford, New South Wales, serving as a distribution point for Amazon packages and enhancing delivery of orders in-and-around the Central Coast.

New team members from the logistics site celebrated the opening with an Indigenous Smoking Ceremony, conducted by a local Darkinjung elder.

Amazon Australia director of operations, Mindy Epsidio-Garcia said, “We’re pleased to contribute to the local economy through the creation of jobs and flexible earning opportunities for people in the area, and we look forward to delivering what our customers need and being an active member of the community.

“The opening of our logistics site in West Gosford will enable us to provide an enhanced delivery experience for customers in the Central Coast. Building infrastructure closer to where our customers live enables us to deliver to them more efficiently, as well as creating exciting job opportunities for locals in a safe and positive work environment.”

Amazon West Gosford site lead, James Montecillo started his career at the Amazon Kemps Creek Fulfilment Centre and has since gone on to lead Amazon logistics sites in Bella Vista, Newcastle and now West Gosford. “I was excited to be given the opportunity to launch the West Gosford site; it’s a great community and team to be part of. What I love the most about this role is being able to see the delivery process from end to end and delighting customers with our delivery promises.”

The West Gosford site is Amazon’s 11th logistics site in Australia, joining the Mayfield West site in Newcastle to support the greater Central Coast and Hunter Region.