Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced a new business hub will be built in West Hoxton, which will create around 200 full-time jobs during construction and house 670 jobs once completed.
Work has also begun at Wetherill Park on Australia’s first industrial precinct with a six-star sustainability rating, the Horsley Drive Business Park, which will create 100 construction jobs and house 600 jobs.
“These projects will help create access to jobs close to where people live, so they spend less time stuck in traffic, and more time with their families,” Mr Stokes said.
“As Sydney grows, we want to make sure the community reaps the benefits of that growth – more jobs, shorter commuting times, better infrastructure, improved public facilities and open space.”
Mr Patterson said the West Hoxton project will be a win for local residents.
“This business hub will mean our local community and businesses will have access to new and exciting job opportunities at outstanding new facilities,” Mr Patterson said.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies welcomed the beginning of works at the Wetherill Park complex, which will have a six-star Green Star rating once completed.
“This new business park will help bring jobs and wonderful new public facilities to where our local community needs them,” Tanya Davies said.
The sites are owned by Western Sydney Parklands Trust.
Environment Minister Mark Speakman, who is responsible for Western Sydney Parklands Trust, said the business parks would help fund improvements to the Parklands.
“The West Hoxton business hub will take up 0.4 per cent of area of the parklands. The Wetherill Park hub will take up a further 0.4 per cent, Revenue from both will fund the ongoing development of new community facilities, environmental management, cultural events and programs and land management,” Mr Speakman said.
More information can be found at www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au