New business hub to protect Western Sydney Parklands

Development consent has been approved for the Eastern Creek Business Hub to support environmental improvements to Western Sydney Parklands, provide new amenities and create jobs.

The new business hub will help to protect the 5820-hectare parklands by supporting the environmental improvements in the parklands.

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said conservation works in the parklands would be supported by the hub.

“Funding will be guaranteed for the rehabilitation of damaged parkland, improvement of the parkland amenities and nature conservation programs, all at no cost to the community,” Mr Speakman said.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the development consent allows for convenience retail, bulky goods and large format retail uses on a 15.77-hectare site, which will in turn provide the ongoing funding for improvements to the parklands.

It is anticipated that the $129 million business hub could support around 1,000 permanent full and part time retail jobs and create around 500 construction jobs.

Source: News Release, New South Wales Government, 15 May, 2015

http://www.nsw.gov.au/news/business-hub-protects-parklands

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