This morning, Mayor Claire Boan joined Premier Steven Marshall to officially open the new $57 million upgrade of the Woolworths Distribution Center at Gepps Cross. The facility is now the size of four Adelaide Ovals and includes 3,500 solar panels. It will supply every Woolworths store in South Australia and the Northern Territory from right here in PAE.
The extra capacity at the site will bring forward delivery lead times on popular essentials and allow them to better respond to any sudden increase in demand such as experienced during the Covid lockdowns.
The City of PAE is a key region for South Australia’s economic growth and a vital hub for logistics and distribution. Having Woolworths commit to establish in our region provides significant employment opportunities and also supports local food producers and businesses.
We are also excited to continue to help Woolworths develop their connection to our local community through programs such as their food rescue partnership with FoodBank South Australia, where they expect to donate around 250 tonnes of product to help those in need over the next 12 months.