New Costco headquarters to create 1000 jobs in Western Sydney: NSW Government
Published: 05 March 2018 Image credit: NSW Government
The New South Wales government has today announced it has approved a $77 million plan by retail giant Costco Wholesale to begin building its first Australian Warehouse distribution headquarters in western Sydney.The new building, which will be company’s largest facility in Australia, will be located in Kemps Creek, near the site of the future Western Sydney Airport.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today said the project would create up to 1000 new jobs for the state and allow people living in western Sydney to cut down on their commute time by working locally.
“Costco is the latest major employer to be setting up shop near the future airport site, helping form what will be an Aerotropolis – a fully integrated economic precinct that will deliver jobs and opportunities for the people of western Sydney and across NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This is another big win for NSW jobs. The new 14-hectare facility is expected to create 730 construction jobs and 210 operational jobs.”
Minister for Planning Anthony Robert labelled it a “win for the people of western Sydney.”
“It will bring new jobs closer to the homes of about two million residents living in Sydney’s west,” Mr Roberts said.
Costco Managing Director Patrick Noone said his company, which already has nine warehouse stores across the country, is developing the new headquarters due to growing demand to serve the needs of its Australian members.
“This location is ideal for housing our depot and providing hundreds of jobs in Sydney’s booming west,” Mr Noone said.
The headquarters is expected to be completed within 18 months.
Image: NSW Government