Boost to Local Employment Opportunities

Boost to Local Employment Opportunities

Penrith’s proposed new industrial employment hub is one step closer, with the Development Application (DA) formally submitted for assessment in April 2022.

Penrith City Council purchased the 16.29 hectares of industrial land at 158-164 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains, in June 2021.
The DA for the site seeks to deliver a centre for growth and innovation by subdividing the land into 40 small-to-medium sized industrial lots, allowing businesses to locate close to home and boosting local employment opportunities. 

Penrith Mayor, Tricia Hitchen said this project demonstrates Council’s commitment to revitalising our city. 

“Once complete, it is anticipated that the new precinct will help us to achieve our employment targets by generating around 300-350 ongoing jobs in key industries such as advanced manufacturing, e-commerce and construction.
It will also inject an estimated $36.4 million into our local economy,” Cr Hitchen said. 

A landscaping plan has been developed to support the subdivision of the precinct and ensure extensive greenery will be delivered, consistent with Council’s Cooling the City strategy. Council will enhance the wetlands on site as an important ecological feature.

You can view the DA proposal by searching DA22/0318 at 

Find out more about 158-164 Old Bathurst Road at 

image 16ha industrial land at 158 164 old bathurst rd emu plains penrith city council