The rezoning of a new industrial precinct has been approved by the NSW Government in an effort to be part of Sydney's emerging "third city" of Badgerys Creek.
Located in one of 10 key precincts of the emerging Western Sydney Aerotropolis, the Mamre Road Precinct has now been fast-tracked and rezoned in a bid to boost employment in the area.
Listed developer Mirvac are set to push on with the proposed plans for a 56 hectare industrial estate, situated within the Mamre Road Precinct, which will be dubbed 'Aspect Industrial'.
The 850-hectare precinct was one of 24 projects included in the second tranche of “shovel-ready” projects identified by the NSW government to support the state’s economic rebound post-Covid.
Mirvac chief executive Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said the rapid growth in ecommerce and coronavirus crisis had continued to support demand for well located, premium warehouse facilities across Sydney.
The industrial estate is poised to set high sustainability standards, targeting a 5-star Green Star rating. The project will also net positive in carbon emissions with the use of translucent roof sheeting, LED lighting, rooftop solar systems, rainwater harvesting and smart metering.
Mirvac is not the only top-tier developer making a strategic move into the future 11,200-hectare Aerotropolis.
Frasers Property Industrial also has noteworyth land holdings at the precinct.
“Demand continues to grow with more floorspace needed to support the traditional drivers of a global city as well as new drivers emerging due to the current economic environment,” Frasers Property Industrial general manager - northern region Ian Barter said.
“This land release will provide opportunities for international and domestic businesses to invest in Western Sydney, enabling major warehousing, logistics, manufacturing and circular economy operations to be established.
“It will also bring a huge jobs boost to the region, creating opportunities for more than 5,200 jobs during the construction phase alone,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
The Mamre Road Precinct will have about 50 hectares of open space, include new cycling and walking paths that will open up inaccessible land to the public, and a further 70 hectares of conservation land that includes Cumberland Plain Woodland.
“Not only does this rezoning secure much-needed productive industrial land, it also safeguards critical environmental areas and provides some fantastic new public spaces for the future residents of the Western Parkland City,” Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said.
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