JOBS BOOST FOR SYDNEY’S WEST

Friday, 19 November 2021

More than 17,000 jobs are expected to be created with the proposed transformation of more than 850 hectares of land near Kemps Creek into a commercial industry hub, connected to the future Aerotropolis.

 

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the finalisation of the Mamre Road Development Control Plan (DCP) includes significant controls to preserve the local environment.

 

“These planning controls provide businesses in Western Sydney with the opportunity to be thriving by the time the first plane lands at Badgery’s Creek,” Mr Stokes said.

 

“We’ve also established targets that require 10 per cent tree canopy to be provided on each site, as well as limits on the amount of hard surfacing on individual lots, and guidelines to ensure South Creek remains protected.”

 

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the site would capitalise on its location near the future airport.

 

“Western Sydney is growing and we’re ensuring that there’s plenty of jobs for current and future residents to choose from,” Mr Ayres said.

 

“The site is ideally located to enable freight to be moved from Port Botany via the proposed Western Sydney Freight Line and transferred onto trucks that deliver to businesses in Western Sydney and the Aerotropolis.”

 

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the new precinct would establish an important link between Port Botany and the Aerotropolis. 

 

“We’re thankful to the community for the feedback during the consultation and drafting process, and we believe that together we’ve shaped a sustainable way for Western Sydney’s industrial sector to trade for decades to come,” Mrs Davies said.

 

“We already have 11 different State Significant Development Applications at various stages of the assessment process, for projects which bring jobs in industries such as warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and IT.”

 

To view the finalised Mamre Road DCP, visit: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Western-Sydney-Employment-Area/Mamre-Road-Precinct