Wednesday January 20, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, today announced that the Department of Planning and Environment has approved an application to develop an industrial, transport and logistics operations facility at Eastern Creek.
“The Eastern Creek site is located within the Western Sydney Employment Area and will generate 300 construction jobs and employ 700-full time employees, once operational”, Tanya Davies said.
“This project is yet another example of the Baird Government’s determination to ensure that Western Sydney becomes a hub for economic growth and jobs creation”.
The application sought consent to redevelop the site by demolishing existing buildings and constructing up to five warehouses.
The proposal was put on exhibition for community feedback for two months in August 2015 and received 10 submissions, including submissions from Blacktown City Council and Transport for NSW. No public submissions were received.
There were no objections to the proposal but key issues raised included visual impacts and heights, signage, landscaping, engineering and drainage details.
The Department has considered the issues raised in submissions and has approved the project subject to conditions such as management plans for waste, noise, dust, soil and water.
“The site will be subject to ongoing audits and site inspections by the Department’s compliance officers to ensure the company is adhering to its consent conditions”, Tanya Davies said.
Should companies fail to comply, the Department can issue the highest on-the-spot fines in the country for breaches of conditions.
Companies can also be prosecuted in court for breaching conditions, with the most severe breaches attracting fines of up to $5 million.
Further information can be found at www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au