NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The Mamre Road Precinct is within the Western Sydney Employment Area and was rezoned in June 2020.

The Precinct provides about 850 hectares of industrial land which could accommodate about 5,200 construction jobs and 17,000 ongoing jobs when fully developed. The rezoning of the precinct preserves around 95 hectares of land for environmental conservation and open space and protects a site for a potential Western Sydney freight intermodal terminal (IMT).

Mamre Road Precinct Development Control Plan 2021

The Development Control Plan (DCP) was adopted on Friday 19 November, 2021. The DCP provides planning controls for future industrial development in the Mamre Road Precinct including building design controls, a road network, drainage strategy and landscaping and biodiversity controls.

The draft DCP was on public exhibition from 10 November to 17 December 2020. A summary of the submissions and the Department’s response is contained in the Finalisation Report available on the Planning Portal.

Mamre Road rezoning

The draft rezoning package for Mamre Road Precinct was on exhibition between 20 November and 18 December 2019.

The package included a draft structure plan, discussion paper and proposed zoning maps.

The finalisation report details changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009 (WSEA SEPP) that will help to facilitate industrial development in the Mamre Road Precinct. The finalisation report also outlines post exhibition changes to the package and provides a response to submissions.

The changes to the WSEA SEPP and introduction of the Mamre Road Precinct structure plan will ensure that:

  • The precinct becomes a warehousing industrial hub providing about 17,000 new jobs in Western Sydney:
  • Surrounding rural residential areas are protected from industrial activities with controls on development;
  • Built and natural heritage are protected with the preservation of about 95 hectares of environmentally sensitive land, including Cumberland Plain Woodland;
  • More than 50 hectares of open space, recreation areas, cycling and walking paths are provided in the precinct, including alongside South Creek; and
  • Critical transport corridors are preserved and potential opportunities for an intermodal terminal are explored.

The rezoning package, all finalisation documents and all submissions are available on the Planning Portal.

View the rezoning package

Infrastructure funding

We are continuing to work with landowners, Penrith City Council and Government agencies to enable development in the precinct and the delivery of key infrastructure.

Penrith City Council has exhibited a draft section 7.11 plan for the precinct. It establishes a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, which includes local roads, drainage and local open space.

The draft Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) was on exhibition until 26 February 2021. The proposed SIC outlines how the cost of infrastructure in the Aerotropolis will be supported through developer contributions, including the Mamre Road Precinct. 

We are currently reviewing and considering all submissions received before finalising the SIC. To view the documents which were on exhibition and the submissions we received visit Proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution for Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

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Page last updated: 27/07/2022