Friday January 15, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, today announced that the Department of Planning and Environment has approved an application to construct a warehouse and distribution facility in the Horsley Drive Business Park.
The application from Frasers Property Australia sought to build the 18,559 square metre facility for Martin Brower, a global logistics company that specialises in the storage and distribution of products for the fast food industry.
“This project will generate around 300 jobs during construction and 250 full-time jobs during operation, reflective of the Baird Government’s commitment to enhancing the employment prospects of the people of Western Sydney”, Tanya Davies said.
The facility will operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week and also includes 250 car parking spaces and an above-ground 60,000 litre diesel storage tank.
The proposal was put on exhibition for feedback from 27 August to 12 October 2015 and received eight submissions, including one from Fairfield City Council.
The key issues raised in submissions related to access to the site and traffic.
The Department has assessed the project and considered the community’s views.
In light of concerns raised in submissions, the Department has approved the project subject to conditions, including a traffic management plan.
“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 may also be prosecuted in court for breaching conditions, with the most significant breaches attracting fines of up to $5 million.
Further information can be found at www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au