Business parks create 26,000 jobs: How new commitments will help transform Penrith and create opportunities close to home

November 15, 2019

The recent approval of three business parks and the announcement of a fourth will create thousands of close-to-home jobs, according to Penrith Council’s Economic Initiative Manager, Nathan Burbridge.

“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

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