A $148 million warehousing and distribution facility being built at Marsden Park is set to create more than 650 new jobs for the area, following a recent development approval by the NSW Government.
Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts alongside Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly attended a ‘sod-turning’ ceremony on Monday at the 21.5-hectare site where logistics specialist LOGOS is building the new facility.
The development is set to feature seven warehouse buildings constructed in four stages with loading docks, 633 car parking spaces, administration offices, internal roads and on-site landscaping. Minister Roberts said that Marsden Park is continuing to evolve, attracting new businesses such as LOGOS, alongside other major companies such as Costco, IKEA and Lindt which are already operating in the area.
“The value of industrial building approved in Greater Sydney was over $3.75 billion in 2017, an increase of $1.8 billion from the previous year,” he said.
“Most Industrial building activity in 2017 occurred in Western Sydney, including in Marsden Park, where employment lands contribute over 220,000 jobs and generate about $125 billion of output for Western Sydney.”
Mr Conolly, also added that the approval of the project would provide a boon for Sydney’s North West community.
“Following public consultation the Marsden Park community now stands to benefit from the creation of hundreds of new jobs close to home,” he said.
Stage 1 works for the project have commenced and will include the development of a purpose built 6,224 square metre facility for Valleyfresh (one of the country’s leading fresh produce importers) and a 12,515 square metre facility for eStore Logistics (Australia’s largest third-party logistics provider).
More information on the project can be found here.