Jobs Boost for Western Sydney as Business Park one step closer
The estimated 200,000 jobs boost for Western Sydney—made possible by the Federal Coalition's $5.3 billion investment in Western Sydney Airport—is a step closer today with the appointment of the master plan architects for the Airport's business park.
Architectus—an Australian firm with a diverse range of projects across the country—won the contract after a rigorous procurement process undertaken by Western Sydney Airport.
Of the 200,000 jobs estimated across Western Sydney as part of the City Deal, about 28,000 will stem directly from the airport including about 4400 jobs in the business park alone.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the business park—located on a 191-hectare parcel of land on the Airport site—will open up unique opportunities for local employment and business.
“Because of its location at the Airport and on the terminal's doorstep, the business park will attract interest from both Australian and international businesses,” Mr Tudge said.
“This will be a full-service, 21st century airport, so the opportunities are endless—retail, hotel and tourism operators, as well as campus-style office tenants and light industrial operations.”
The appointment of Architectus is the first step in developing a thriving business community within the airport precinct.
Mr Tudge said there will be a dedicated railway station on the future north–south rail line to the Airport, along with an upgraded road network that includes the M12 motorway.
“Cycleways and walking paths will mean quick and easy access from the business park to the Airport terminal,” he said.
“The master plan will ensure the business park is developed so tenants can offer their workers a great place to work, with open spaces and a high level of amenity.”
Master planning for the Airport's business park is expected to be completed in mid-2019. The business park is expected to open prior to the airport becoming operational in 2026.