“Local business parks create the potential for people to just about walk to work,” Mr Burbridge said.
“The Oakdale West, Oakdale South, Orchard Hills, and Kemps Creek industrial estates represent a $3.5 billion investment and bring 7,800 additional jobs.*
“In addition, once completed, Nepean Business Park (pictured) is predicted to create an additional 18,450 jobs and add half a billion dollars to the local economy.*
“By bringing with it a significant extension to the Great River Walk, it shows an increase in development does not necessarily mean a decrease in public space. At the moment, some 56.86 per cent of the City’s workers travel outside the area to work. A solid network of business parks will go a long way to reversing that trend.”
* Source: Business development applications submitted to Council