On Thursday, a report from the Australian Financial Review said, Amazon Inc is expanding its footprint in the country and plans on building a warehouse in Sydney. It is also looking to install a giant facility in Melbourne.
A spokeswoman for Amazon declined to comment on ‘speculations or our future plans.’
In a separate stock exchange filing, Australia’s Brickworks Ltd said it was in ‘advanced discussions’ with a customer for developing a warehouse near Sydney through a 50-50 joint venture with industrial property giant Goodman Group.
Brickworks did not name the ‘major client.’
In an interview, Brickworks’ CEO Lindsay Partridge said, the company’s industrial property business has been doing well with rental receipts “still coming in strongly.”
“We have the Coles (COL.AX) warehouse which has been announced to build and we are in advanced discussion with another major client,” said Partridge.
When asked if he was referring to Amazon, Partridge said “that’s the speculation.”
The development comes just two weeks after Amazon announced the opening of its first Queensland fulfillment center in Brisbane.
Amazon has currently has three fulfillment centers in Australia, based in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne.