New pet supply facility unleashes more jobs, happy dogs

Published: 25 August 2022

Tails will be wagging as the Geelong region benefits from 190 new jobs over two years, with leading pet retailer The Petspiration Group to open a new facility in the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct.

The Petspiration Group is establishing a $43.5 million National Distribution and Operations Centre, with support from the Victorian Government.

The new centre is expected to open in 2024 and will help the company meet growing demand. It will include a new regional office, training hub and onsite dog daycare.

The centre will boost job growth in the Geelong region, with up to 300 new job opportunities for Victorians of all skill-levels across a variety of roles including packing orders, warehouse machinery and administration work.

The Petspiration project adds to other recent investments in the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct that are creating new local job opportunities, including Hanwha Defense Australia’s new $170 million Armoured Vehicle Centre of Excellence.

Victoria’s logistics sector, which includes transport, postal and warehousing industries, contributes more than $21 billion to the state’s economy and directly employing almost 170,000 people.