Amazon has officially opened its $70 million fulfilment centre (FC) in Jandakot, with Member for Jandakot, Yaz Mubarakai and Mayor of Cockburn, Logan Howlett, cutting the ribbon to open the new facility south of Perth, Western Australia.

The site expands Amazon’s storage capacity in the state by 500%, growing product selection and improving delivery for WA customers by increasing the proportion of items that can be shipped directly to local residents.

The site, located in the Jandakot airport commercial precinct, is more than double the size of the previous Perth airport FC. It’s home to more than 225 jobs, including 125 roles filled by existing team members who transferred from the previous site and more than 100 new local jobs.

Spanning more than 20,000 square metres – around the same size as the WACA Ground – the FC has capacity to house more than three million items sold on the store, including small-to-medium items like health, household and personal care products, consumer electronics and books, and larger items like flat screen TVs and gardening equipment.

Amazon Australia country manager, Janet Menzies said, “We’re thrilled to open our new purpose-built fulfilment centre in Perth, investing further in the state to grow our footprint and provide quality job opportunities.

“Since we launched, we’ve been committed to offering customers great value, wide selection and fast delivery, and this new fulfilment centre helps us deliver more on this promise for customers in Western Australia. Many Perth Prime members have already experienced next-day delivery on an Amazon order, and our investment in this site will increase the selection of items that can be shipped directly to local customers more quickly.

“We are proud to support thousands of small-and-medium-sized Australian businesses, and the addition of this FC to our network provides even more opportunities for local businesses to better serve their customers in WA and around Australia.”

Jon Morgan (Origin Medical), Steve Simich (Mermade Hair) & Janet Menzies (Amazon Australia).

As part of Amazon’s commitment to be net-zero carbon across its business by 2040, the building includes energy efficiency features such as a 1.5MW solar panel system, automatic water efficient sanitary fixtures and fittings to reduce mains water consumption, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controlled by a building management system (BMS) and LED lighting which adjusts according to natural light and building occupancy.

The new site also contains a Disaster Relief Hub, storing thousands of essential items including toiletry bags for adults and children, as well as clean-up kits. This new Hub expands the capacity of Amazon’s Disaster Relief program in Western Australia and ensures essential supplies are available for immediate dispatch to those affected by natural disasters and extreme weather events.

In an emergency, Amazon’s non-profit partners Foodbank, Australian Red Cross and St Vincent de Paul Society can pick up the relief items and deliver them directly to affected communities, or Amazon can ship directly into disaster zones as required.