Busy first year for luggage center

Tara Murray

The Australia Post Sunshine West Parcel Delivery Center processed nearly 27 million parcels in its first year of operation.

The center is celebrating its first birthday milestone this month, after a year like no other.

With a record number of packages processed, restrictions and staff having to quarantine, it was non-stop for the center.

The 28,500-square-foot site is capable of processing more than 100,000 parcels a day and is the largest in the state.

There are more than 200 additional parcel delivery vans operating outside the site, delivering an average of 50,000 parcels a day through more than 48 postcodes in the west of Melbourne.

Of the packages processed last year, one million of them were processed manually.

There are about 1000 group members, many of them Brimbank residents, working at the facility across processing, parcel delivery, van services, transportation and support teams.

Katrina Eishold said he had an incredibly difficult 12 months,

“The last 12 months have been some of the busiest and most challenging for Australia Post – and especially for our team here at Sunshine West,” she said.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our team and the way they have worked together to process record numbers of parcels and deliver for our customers in west Melbourne.”

There will be no setbacks for employees as the Christmas period begins.

Australian Post Business and government managing director Gary Starr said preparations for the peak season were already underway, including recruiting a record more than 4000 Christmas random team members.

“We are seeing record parcel volumes with over 5.9 million homes buying online a month – that’s more than half of all Australian households, and it shows no signs of slowing as we go into the online sales season and Christmas,” Mr Starr said. . .

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