Property Council welcomes Prospect South rezoning

The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the approval of a planning proposal to expand an existing employment precinct in the Blacktown LGA, with a potential to create up to 500 new jobs.

Property Council’s Western Sydney Regional Director, Ross Grove said Greater Sydney had suffered from a chronic shortage of serviced and developable industrial land.

“With the onset of COVID, existing trends toward ecommerce have accelerated, creating a greater need for warehousing and last-mile logistics,” Mr Grove said.

“As our population grows, it is important to provide jobs within the region to reduce commute times and improve our quality of life. The rezoning of this employment land achieves this outcome.

“The government should also be congratulated on the efficient design of the precinct to maximise the full economic utility of the land. This is something which needs to continue as the Government unlocks employment lands in other parts of the region.

“The re-zoned land is well connected to an existing industrial park, and to major road infrastructure such as the M4, Great Western Highway and Prospect Highway,” he said.

Mr Grove said it would play an important role in supporting the freight and logistics task within this part of the Western Sydney.

“Continued progress toward the upgrade of the Prospect Highway is critical. It is recognised by Infrastructure Australia as a national priority and forms part of the Property Council’s forward advocacy.”

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