Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, officially launched a new plant in St Marys today, which produces asphalt and will result in 50 permanent new jobs.
Mr Roberts said the announcement of State Asphalts NSW’s $20 million facility in St Marys, was significant for western Sydney and would produce transport material and lay asphalt.
“State Asphalts NSW has delivered thousands of tons of asphalt for thousands of kilometres of road throughout NSW, including the Hume Highway, the Great Western Highway, Camden Valley Way and even through Centennial Parklands,” he said.
“It’s an unsung hero of the infrastructure revolution we’ve been driving throughout this state in recent years – without high quality asphalt to cover the roads we’re building, our progress would be stalled.
“Our record spending of $87.2 billion on infrastructure in the next four years means businesses like State Asphalts NSW and many others in Western Sydney can be confident about their investment in this great region”.
Mr Roberts said in 2016-17, NSW Roads and Maritime spent $3.87 billion to deliver major road transport projects and programs across NSW, with 20 major road projects in delivery.
“It’s this kind of commitment that’s helping businesses like State Asphalts NSW invest and grow,” he said.
“As the Greater Sydney Commission’s vision of a Metropolis of Three Cities becomes a reality, momentum is building quickly around the Western City, as the new Aerotropolis and the South-West Growth Area emerge.
“The Aerotropolis will be like building a city the size of Hobart in our west and, through the Western Sydney city deal, the three levels of government have committed to the creation of 200,000 new jobs across a wide range of industries in the next 20 years.
“We want local companies to be part of this growth and success, and the Kypreos Group, through their State Asphalts NSW division, is testament to how we’re working with local business to build the future of this state.
“The new plant here in St Marys is capable of round the clock operations producing 300 tonnes of Asphalt per hour.
“The investment being announced today will generate jobs and training opportunities for the people of Western Sydney and it signals another vote of confidence in the region’s future by a world class company,” Mr Roberts said.
The company’s chairman, George Kypreos, said: “The NSW Government’s commitment to building infrastructure particularly in Western Sydney has boosted business confidence for the future, allowing firms such as mine to make major investment decisions that mean more jobs and bringing further wealth to the local area.”