The NSW Government has approved a $182 million concept plan for a 50 hectare employment site at the former Hoxton Park Aerodrome in Sydney's west.
The site has been identified for employment land by the NSW Government and Liverpool Council as it is near the M7 and has capacity to provide jobs close to where people live.
The Mirvac Group concept plan proposes warehouses, distribution centres and light industry and is expected to provide around 1,135 jobs once complete.
In addition to the approval of the concept plan, the government has approved the construction of a range of businesses on the site, including:
- A Big W warehouse with 89,000 square metres of gross floor area;
- A Dick Smith warehouse with 51,700 square metres of gross floor area; and
- Road, stormwater and other associated infrastructure.
Building works will start immediately and the construction of the Dick Smith and Big W warehouses is expected to be completed early 2012.
Planning Minister Tony Kelly said the project will deliver more jobs as well as different types of jobs in Western Sydney. He said 280,000 jobs are needed in the region by 2031.
The announcement was welcomed by Liverpool City Council Mayor, Wendy Waller.
"Council has worked closely with the Department of Planning throughout the assessment process," Ms Waller said.
"This has been a great example of how the Council and the State Government can work together to deliver good outcomes for local communities."