Local jobs growth is set to be super-charged following the official opening of the Sydney Business Park in Marsden Park, according to Chifley MP Ed Husic.
“Sydney Business Park is set to be three times the size of the Sydney CBD – and over the next 12 years it’s set to be the platform for creating around 60,000 direct and indirect jobs,” Mr Husic said.
“This development will super-charge local jobs growth and open up work for thousands of locals looking to get employed.”
Mr Husic attended the opening with NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney Ray Williams and Blacktown City Council Deputy Mayor Cr Russ Dickens.
“I’ve been working hard with the developers to gear up the site for local traineeships and to ensure that the Park gets access to the NBN,” Mr Husic explained.
“I was proud to announce yesterday that Sydney Business Park will be the among first business parks in Australia to get connected to the National Broadband Network.
“Rolling the NBN out here early opens up Western Sydney for greater business and industrial development, building off what was achieved with the M7 Motorway.”
Major brand name businesses like Bunnings, IKEA, Masters, Shell and McDonalds are set to make the Sydney Business Park home.
At the site opening it was also revealed that Wholesaler Cosco will be situating its third Sydney store at the Sydney Business Park.
“Whenever I tell locals that one of the biggest Cosco’s in the Southern Hemisphere will be setting up at Marsden Park, their eyes light up.
“Residents are excited to hear about the stores that will be available – and the jobs that will be created at the site.
“I sometimes get told by residents that they feel their postcode is used by employers to hold them back from jobs.
“But with the Sydney Business Park at their doorstep, I love knowing that a local postcode will be a major plus for those looking for work.”
The first stage of the Sydney Business Park is expected to open to the public in late 2014.