Australia’s first on-demand drone delivery service, Wing has partnered with on-demand delivery platform, DoorDash, and Australia’s leading property group, Mirvac, to launch the first drone delivery service in the City of Ipswich, Queensland. 

Wing has established a hub for drone deliveries at Mirvac’s Orion Springfield Central shopping centre in Ipswich, making it possible for local restaurants and retailers using DoorDash’s platform and Wing’s delivery drones to provide food and essentials to the surrounding communities.

This includes parts of Redbank Plains, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Spring Mountain, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira, Bellbird Park, White Rock, Springfield, Greenbank and Goodna. From today, merchants such as Sushi Hub will be available via the service, known as ‘DoorDash Air’.

While the launch represents the first collaboration between the three companies, it also signifies Wing’s partnership with the Ipswich City Council to bring the project to life and embodies the Council’s focus on strengthening the local economy and building prosperity.

Wing Australia general manager, Simon Rossi (pictured) said, “We’re thrilled to officially launch in Ipswich and to team up with Mirvac and DoorDash to support  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.”

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding commented, “Ipswich is the state’s fastest-growing city and with our population forecast to grow to 453,875 by 2041, now is the time to harness new economic opportunities and attract investment into the region. Encouraging new services such as drone deliveries will contribute to the economic growth of Ipswich.”

The initiative emphasises Mirvac’s focus on supporting retailer growth and consumer experience. While for DoorDash it creates a quick, efficient option for smaller orders and frees up their teams to focus on larger deliveries.

Mirvac Retail general manager, Kelly Miller said, “At Mirvac, we are always looking at new ways to reimagine our retail spaces to create greater value for our partners and our 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.”