Wing launches first drone delivery service in Ipswich

Wing has partnered with DoorDash and Mirvac to launch the first drone delivery service in the City of Ipswich, Queensland.

Establishing a hub for drone deliveries at Mirvac’s Orion Springfield Central shopping centre, local restaurants and retailers can use DoorDash’s platform and Wing’s drones to provide food and essentials to the surrounding communities.

Simon Rossie, General Manager of Wing Australia, said they’re thrilled to officially launch in Ipswich and to support consumers’ demand for faster, more convenient, and sustainable delivery choices.

“Businesses need to be able to offer a range of delivery options, with the most appropriate option selected depending on the weight and size of the package. On-demand drone delivery helps address the costly last-mile delivery challenge for lightweight goods. It reduces road congestion and emissions while creating new economic opportunities for retailers and communities.”

Nicole Jonic, Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson and Division 2 Councillor, said the council’s Office of Economic Development has worked closely with Wing to help it take flight.

“The Council helped in analysing possible launch sites, taking into account feasibility of local business and customers. We were also able to facilitate introductions to local landowners and connected Wing representatives with local chambers of commerce.”

Mirvac’s involvement highlights its focus on supporting retailer growth and consumer experience. Kelly Miller, General Manager of Mirvac, said they are always looking at new ways to reimagine their retail spaces to create greater value for their partners and communities.

“Working with Wing, we are transforming a section of the Orion Springfield Central carpark to bring new technology to the region, providing another point of connection between customer and retailer, and ultimately deliver a better shopping experience.”

Suburbs serviced include parts of Redbank Plains, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Spring Mountain, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira, Bellbird Park, White Rock, Springfield, Greenbank, and Goodna.

Wing plans to continue identifying retail properties and high-demand regions in urban areas where drone delivery can add customer value and is now accelerating its partnerships with real estate and logistics businesses to expand delivery options, making fast drone delivery affordable and sustainable.

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