Penrith’s new industrial complex nears construction

Penrith City Council is set to bring its proposed industrial employment hub at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains to life, following the formal submission of a development application.

The development will subdivide the 16.29 hectare site into 40 small to medium sized industrial lots, giving many businesses the opportunity to relocate to western Sydney, which will support jobs in the area.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the council intended to revitalize the town to support economic growth.

“Council plays a leading role in driving our city’s economic growth and productivity by identifying strategic sites for employment and industrial land, such as 158-164 Old Bathurst Road,” she said.

“The proposed industrial district at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road will build on this advantage, create opportunity for Penrith and inject approximately $36.4 million into the local economy each year. It will also help us meet our employment targets by generating approximately 300-350 permanent jobs in key sectors such as advanced manufacturing, e-commerce and construction.

“COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of the industrial property market with increasing e-commerce requirements, causing businesses to look to western Sydney for more space to bolster their supply chains. ‘supply.

“The Industrial District at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road is a strategic project for Council to attract investment to our city and address the undersupply of industrial land to help businesses start up or grow.”

A landscaping plan has been included in the DA to ensure that extensive greenery will be delivered, in line with Penrith Council’s Cooling the City strategy. The Council will improve the wetlands on the site as an important ecological feature, which will also provide workers with better public amenities.

The site was acquired by Penrith Council from concrete pipe supplier Rocia in June 2021. The council believe many businesses will seek to take advantage of the site’s proximity to the M4 motorway, Emu Plains station and the future Western Sydney International Airport.

To learn more about the 158-164 Old Bathurst Road project, visit penrith.city/oldbathurstroad.

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