Free Subscription

  • Access 15 free news articles each month

Professional

Try one month for $5
  • Unlimited access to news,insights and opinions
  • Quarterly and weekly magazines
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Quarterly webinars with industry experts
  • Q&A with retail leaders
  • Career advice
  • Exclusive Masterclass access. Part of Retail Week 2021

Costco gets green light for $77m HQ

COSTCOAmerican retail giant Costco has been given the green light to build its $77 million headquarters in western Sydney, generating about 1000 jobs.

The NSW government has approved the warehouse in Kemps Creek, which will be the size of about 20 football fields, making it the company’s biggest facility in Australia.

It is expected to employ 1000 people, mostly in construction, and is scheduled for completion within 18 months.

The 14-hectare distribution centre will be a stone’s throw from Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, which NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian hopes will become a “fully integrated economic precinct” for residents of the area.

“This new employment hub will also provide people living in western Sydney the chance to work locally so they can spend less time commuting and more time with their families,” Berejiklian said on Monday.

Costco managing director Patrick Noone says the location is “ideal” for the headquarters and will bring hundreds of jobs to Sydney’s booming west.

Access exclusive analysis, locked news and reports with Inside Retail Weekly. Subscribe today and get our premium print publication delivered to your door every week.

You have 7 free articles.

Masterclasses are for professionals only

Only $5 p/m for first 3 months
Become a Professional Already a professional? Login
  • Daily exclusive Members Only content straight to your inbox
  • Access to exclusive Retail Week events including all 4 Masterclasses 28 February - 3 March
  • Retail insights and intelligence
  • On-demand videos with industry professionals
  • Weekly careers advice specific to retailers
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Q&A with industry experts
  • Content, content, content! Weekly and quarterly magazines