Australia Post gets stamp of approval

16 March 2022

Work has begun on Australia Post’s new warehouse, creating 1,700 new construction jobs and injecting more than $55 million into the Western Sydney economy.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said Australia Post has approval to process more than 400,000 parcels per day at its new warehouse under construction in Kemps Creek

“Australia Post will be the latest company to move into Goodman and Brickworks’ Oakdale West Industrial Estate in Kemps Creek, joining companies such as Amazon and Coles,” Mr Roberts said.

“It’ll start processing 200,000 parcels a day when it opens in early 2023, with the ability to scale up to more than 400,000 a day with further automation.

“Another two warehouses were also approved in the same application to be built in the Estate, which could create an extra 800 construction jobs and 150 operational jobs and a further $20 million in investment to the community down the track.”

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said construction on the new warehouse kicked off in January and will be completed early 2023.

“As people have turned more and more to online shopping, it’s imperative that our postal system keeps up with the surging demand,” Ms Davies said.

“This is a prime location in Kemps Creek and we anticipate the new warehouse to service millions of people in Western Sydney and beyond. The planning system has played a major role in driving investment and keeping people in jobs.

“This was one of seven state significant warehouse developments to be approved across Sydney last year, including Woolworths in Auburn and Marsden Parks’ Sydney Business Park.”

Together these approvals have paved the way for $693 million in investment and created the opportunity for more than 5,500 new construction and operation jobs.