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


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


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, cycle and walking paths is 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

What happens next?

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.


We are preparing a Development Control Plan (DCP) to provide detailed design controls for development in the precinct. This will be exhibited in the second half of 2020.


A section 7.12 plan for the precinct is also being prepared by Penrith City Council. It will establish a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, which includes local roads, drainage and local open space. A draft section 7.12 plan is expected to be exhibited in 2020.


The draft WSEA Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) will still apply to the precinct. However, the Aerotropolis SIC will replace it when introduced after consultation.

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Page last updated: 11/06/2020