The New South Wales Government has approved a proposal to rezone nearly 30 hectares of land for a new industrial precinct close to the future Western Sydney Airport.
The industrial hub, which will be located south of the M4 Motorway, is expected to create up to 500 jobs in Blacktown.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said 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.
“Importantly, all 7000 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,” Stokes said.
“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.”
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Western Sydney Minister 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,” 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.