Geelong jobs created as global retail chain expands its headquarters
Planning approval has been given to Australian retail chain Cotton On to consolidate its global headquarters in Geelong, Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced today.
“I have approved the expansion of the head office building to enable this local retail success story to continue to call Geelong home. This will be a $6 million investment by Cotton On and will lead to the creation of up to 200 extra jobs,” Mr Guy said.
“This is a great result for the City of Geelong and will enable Cotton On to expand its operations, create hundreds more local jobs and will ensure its business operations remain in Geelong.”
The planning scheme amendment allows Cotton On to convert an existing warehouse into additional office space with indoor car parking at 14 Shepherd Court, North Geelong.
Cotton On was established in Geelong in 1991 and has rapidly expanded its retail presence with 700 stores across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Germany, South Africa and the United States.