Western Sydney is on the cusp of major industrial growth, according to Department of Planning data.
The Daily Telegraph reports that there has been a big jump of over 30 per cent – to 200 hectares from 150 the previous year – of land zoned for industrial employment.
“Western Sydney is already an economic powerhouse, but now it’s experiencing a renaissance in industrial land development and jobs,” NSW planning minister Pru Goward told The Daily Telegraph.
“While other sectors are winding down industry, Western Sydney is increasing manufacturing and the jobs that come with it.”
Data cited by Goward predicted 57,000 jobs would be added in the next three decades, with 36,000 of these in industry.
There are an estimated 8,500 manufacturing companies in Western Sydney, with these contributing 16 per cent to gross regional product.