Up to 500 new jobs will be created in Blacktown thanks to the NSW Government paving the way for a new industrial precinct close to the future Western Sydney Airport.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said a proposal had been approved to rezone nearly 30 hectares of land in Prospect to build the industrial hub south of the M4 Motorway.
“Prospect South will provide plenty of industrial employment opportunities for hundreds of workers in the heart of Western Sydney and on the doorstep of the future airport,” Mr Stokes said.
“Importantly, all 7,000 square metres of Cumberland Plain Woodland on the site will be retained, with a 10-metre buffer to separate and protect it from development on the site.
“It is vital that we strike the right balance between rolling out new infrastructure and job-generating development, while protecting the natural environment, and this project delivers exactly that.”
Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the project provided much-needed industrial land that was highly accessible to major road and freight routes.
“This rezoning unlocks the future development of a wide range of manufacturing and warehouse related businesses close to major transport links,” Mr Ayres said.
“This is a great outcome for the site and for Western Sydney families as we transform the vacant paddocks into a productive and job-generating development closer to where people live.”
Any development of the site will be subject to development applications, expected to be lodged next year.