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Amazon Australia: South-east Qld bid to lure giant

Amazon.com package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service driver in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: AAP.
Amazon.com package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service driver in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: AAP.

A QUEENSLAND council is on a mission to convince international retailer Amazon that its region would be the perfect place for its first Australian warehouse.

Moreton Bay Regional Council, between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, made the decision to put together a proposal during Wednesday's council meeting.

The move comes after Amazon confirmed it would soon be launching retail services in Australia.

Would you support Amazon coming to Queensland?

This poll ended on 30 April 2017.

Current Results

Sure, it's fantastic for convenience and competition.

76%

I'd prefer to support an Australian company.

14%

Maybe not in principle, but I'll probably still shop there anyway.

9%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Moreton Bay region is already home to American retailer Costco, Swedish furniture warehouse Ikea and is the headquarters for Super Retail Group.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said the region offered capital city convenience without the capital city overheads.

More on this at The Courier-Mail

Topics:  amazon editors picks retail

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