158-164 Old Bathurst Road
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Penrith City Council has purchased 16.29 hectares of industrial land at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains, to create a future industrial precinct to diversify our local job opportunities, attract investment to our city and locate businesses close to home.
Once complete, the new precinct will create 300-350 new jobs in essential industries such as advanced manufacturing, ecommerce and construction. It will also inject $36.4 million into our local economy each year.
Council will seek to subdivide the site to improve the limited supply of medium-sized industrial land in the Penrith Local Government Area. This will help to attract over 40 businesses, large and small, to base their operations in Emu Plains and provide much-needed space for local businesses to start up or scale up.
The site is in a prime position, just minutes from the Penrith CBD, Blue Mountains and the M4 Motorway, and within walking distance to the Emu Plains train station and proposed State Government commuter car park.
A Development Application (DA) for 158-164 Old Bathurst Road has been lodged and the Public Exhibition dates for community feedback are 9th May 2022 to 8th June 2022. You can view the DA proposal via Council’s online DA tracker by searching DA22/0318 at penrith.city/datracker
Why did Council buy 158-164 Old Bathurst Road?
Penrith City Council purchased 158-164 Old Bathurst Road to enhance local employment opportunities, attract investment to our city, locate businesses close to home and stimulate the local economy.
Council is committed to increasing our employment hubs, as Penrith’s population is set to grow by 60,000 in the next 10 years, and over half of our working population is already commuting outside of the area for work each day.
Council’s proposed industrial precinct at Emu Plains will help to achieve our employment targets by creating 300-350 new jobs once complete in essential industries such as advanced manufacturing, ecommerce and construction.
The project will also inject $36.4 million into our local economy each year.
158-164 Old Bathurst Road will also help Council to reduce its reliance on rate income, allowing us to continue to provide high-quality services for the community now and into the future.
What is Council’s vision for the site?
Council’s vision for 158-164 Old Bathurst Road is to create a new industrial and employment hub.
Council will seek to subdivide the site to improve the limited supply of small to medium-sized industrial land in the Penrith Local Government Area. This will help to attract over 40 businesses to base their operations in Emu Plains and provide much-needed space for local businesses to start up or scale up.
What was the site previously used for?
The site is zoned as industrial land and was previously home to concrete pipe supplier, Rocla, until 2020.
What are next steps?
A Development Application (DA) for 158-164 Old Bathurst Road has been lodged. You can view the DA proposal via Council’s online DA tracker by searching DA22/0318 at penrith.city/datracker
When will work begin on site?
Construction will be subject to determination of the Development Application .
Does Council own 176-198 Old Bathurst Road?
No. 176-198 Old Bathurst Road is adjacent to Council’s site. The State Government owns 176-198 Old Bathurst Road and construction is currently underway for a new commuter car park. For more information please contact the State Government or visit their website
How can I get more information?