New South Wales

Approval granted for warehouse and distribution centre at Eastern Creek

THE NSW government has approved the construction of a $31 million warehouse and distribution facility on nearly 11 hectares of land at Eastern Creek.

The project, developed by Australand, will be occupied by Kmart and consists of a 49,850 square metre warehouse with 1700 square metres of office space; a gatehouse; a storage area for large containers; and parking for 330 cars.

State Member for Mount Druitt, Richard Amery, welcomed the announcement. "It represents a major economic investment in the area and will provide jobs closer to home for the people of western Sydney."

A total of 33 conditions have been imposed on the project, including a requirement for $1.9 million towards the surrounding regional road network, a traffic management plan, energy management plan, the construction of internal roads and associated infrastructure and compliance with noise standards.

The proposal was considered as a major project and assessed under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 due to its capital investment value of more than $30 million.

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