Westlink Industry Park Stage 1 is located within the Mamre Road Precinct and provides for two warehouses comprising 65,000sqm and 18,500sqm of warehouse gross floor area respectively.
It sits within the broader masterplan for the Westlink Industry Park with future stages to follow.
The development consent also facilitates separate planning agreements to deliver upgrades to Aldington and Abbotts Road to facilitate future traffic flows to and from the site and surrounding areas of the Mamre Road Precinct.
The State Significant Development Application (SSDA) was one of the first lodged in the Mamre Road Precinct of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis which was rezoned for industrial development in June 2020. Ethos Urban prepared the Environmental Impact Statement and Socio-Economic Impact Assessment as well as other supporting planning approval documentation.
Ethos Urban assisted ESR in overcoming new development control parameters for industrial development requiring balanced cut and fill, restrictions on retaining walls, waterway health targets requiring significant stormwater management infrastructure, tree canopy targets and a lack of certainty regarding the funding and timing of road infrastructure. The development has been required to pioneer the new controls and will be at the forefront of sustainability for the industrial sector.
Complexities we overcame in this project included advising ESR and navigating the project through a new planning regime which was implemented flowing lodgement of the SSDA and which required significant revisions to address requirements of a new development control plan for the whole precinct.
Key issues that came up through the process include:
- Traffic network throughout the Mamre Road Precinct, including Aldington Road and Mamre Road.
- Stormwater and waterway health objectives including trunk drainage design elements
- Acoustic management of noise impacts
- Significant controls for bulk earthworks including cut and fill balance and retaining walls.
The project faced significant challenges associated with the implementation of notable changes to the development controls throughout the assessment process. These development control changes apply to new large format warehousing, and look to accommodate government aspirations for the Mamre Road Precinct and the broader Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
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