A major new industrial estate has been approved for Kemps Creek, as the latest puzzle piece in the State Government’s broader scheme to bring employment opportunities to the region.
The warehousing and distribution hub, Oakdale West, is the largest development to be approved in the wider $3 billion Oakdale Industrial Estate.
It solely has an estimated value of $447.072 million and is expected to create nearly 2000 jobs.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said this is 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,” he 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.
Penrith MP and Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will be a game-changer for the community.
“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,” he said.
22 new businesses will set up in the precinct.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.