Aldi Australia has announced plans to build an eight hectare warehouse and distribution centre at Regency Park in South Australia, expected to cost approximately $70 million and creating around 150 jobs.
The company has submitted a development application to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and executed a conditional contract for a 30,000sqm facility. Subject to approvals the new facility will support plans to build a network of up to 50 stores, generate 900 new jobs and secure $300 million in new investment for South Australia.
“We are eager to bring the Aldi difference to new markets like South Australia. Having investigated the future store network and benefits of the location in varying degrees, the Regency Park site presented as the best fit for our needs,” said Viktor Jakupec, managing director Aldi South Australia.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning, John Rau said the Aldi expansion into South Australia is a welcomed addition to the state. “The benefits associated with Aldi’s decision to enter South Australia will be substantial.
With a series of new permanent jobs and rollout of store openings, South Australia is looking forward to having the retailer enter the market.”
In October last year Aldi announced an aggressive rollout of store openings, including entering the new markets of South Australia and Western Austraila.