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Western Sydney to be global hub for logistics

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has labelled the major industrial precinct in Western Sydney as a “global hub” for logistics and advanced manufacturing.

Plans for a major industrial precinct on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney Airport have been approved by the NSW Government on Thursday June 11, paving the way for a significant boost to jobs and investment in the region.

Approval of the $2.6 billion Mamre Road Precinct, one of 12 key precincts in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, will unlock 850 hectares of new industrial land.

The planned industrial estate will sit at the heart of a new employment hub for Western Sydney with direct transport links and close proximity to the new $5.3 billion Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek.

Berejiklian said the land release will provide opportunities for international and domestic businesses to invest in Western Sydney, enabling major warehousing, logistics, manufacturing and circular economy operations to be established.

“It will also bring a huge jobs boost to the region, creating opportunities for more than 5,200 jobs during the construction phase alone,” she said.

Mirvac chief executive Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said the rapid growth in ecommerce and coronavirus crisis had continued to support demand for well located, premium warehouse facilities across Sydney.

Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney said the rezoning is another milestone in the transformation of the Western Parkland City into a thriving hub, with new infrastructure.

“We already have interested businesses from the transport and logistics, pharmaceutical and data storage industries ready to move into the precinct and capitalise on its future connections to local, regional and overseas markets,” Ayres said.

A $115 million logistics property has been secured in Western Sydney for a national workspace solutions supplier, growing Charter Hall’s $1.3 billion pre-leased development pipeline.

The distribution facility for Winc has a total GLA of 43,000sqm, of which approximately 40,000sqm is used for warehouse accommodation with the remaining 3,000sqm being occupied as office accommodation.

Fund Manager of CPIF, Richard Mason, said the acquisition provides a rare opportunity to secure a major logistics facility in the tightly held Western Sydney growth corridor.

“We’re getting on with the job of building a new city around the airport well before the first plane takes off,” Berejiklian said.

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