The NSW Government has paved the way for nearly 2,000 new jobs for the State’s largest employment area with the approval of a major industrial estate at Kemps Creek in Western Sydney.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said Oakdale West is the latest development to be approved in the wider $3 billion Oakdale Industrial Estate and the newest development to be approved in the Western Sydney Employment Area.
“This is NSW’s single largest industrial greenfield precinct and a key job generator in Western Sydney, which is expected to see more than 200,000 additional jobs created over the next 20 years,” Mr Stokes said.
“This latest project will inject millions of dollars in capital investment into the area and will provide 1,000 construction jobs and 1,845 operational jobs close to home, transport and the future Western Sydney Airport.”
A concept plan and the Stage 1 development application have been given the green light, with another four stages to be delivered over the next decade.
Works will also include a new two lane road to connect the estate to Lenore Drive and provide easy access to the nearby M7 and M4 motorways.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will be a game-changer for the community.
“Twenty-two new businesses will set up in the precinct joining the likes of Toyota, Costco and DHL,” Mr Ayres said.
“This is yet another important step in building a strong Western Sydney for the future, where people can expect to find quality jobs closer to where they live in a city which will be the economic powerhouse of the State.”
Featured banner image: Artist impression of Oakdale West Industrial Estate. Photo credit: Goodman Group