The Western Sydney Parklands Trust is a self-funded Government agency.
Maintaining and expanding the Parklands' excellent facilities is an important aspect of the Trust's core business. Business hubs, located on the perimeter of the Parklands, will provide the sustainable funding base. The Trust aims to derive revenue from 2 per cent of the Parklands to generate the income necessary to manage and enhance the remaining 98 per cent of the Parklands.
Parklands business hubs
- Eastern Creek Business Hub was awarded to a developer in November 2016.
- Bringelly Road Business Hub was awarded in August 2017.
- Horsley Drive Business Hub was completed in October 2018.
- Stage 2 of Horsley Drive Business Hub was awarded in October 2018.
- Development consent has been granted for Fifteenth Ave Business Hub.
About the business hubs:
- Business hubs ensure the long-term and sustainable future for the Parklands and generate jobs in Western Sydney.
- These areas will be leased and not sold, so will always remain in public ownership, generating an income for the Parklands.
- The revenue will assist the Trust to fund the long-term management of park facilities and the ongoing environmental management of the Parklands. It will fund the regeneration of an extra 1000 hectares of bushland within the Parklands, doubling the amount of high quality, well-maintained bush in the Parklands and enhancing the Parklands as a conservation link for wildlife movements across Western Sydney.
- All development is subject to the planning assessment process, which includes community consultation. These areas have been identified through consultation with local councils as needing commercial infrastructure to meet the needs of the surrounding community and businesses.
- The business hub areas are on the perimeter of the Parklands and are in areas of low conservation or recreation value.
- Combined with the tourism hubs, economic reporting estimates the business hubs will attract almost $800 million in capital investment and by 2030, create operational employment of 8,800 jobs for Western Sydney. This will provide for an additional $313 to $470 million in economic activity (gross regional product) per annum.
Horsley Drive Business Hub
Development rights for Horsley Drive Business Hub were awarded to Australand in 2014 after a public offering and the site is proposed to be Australia’s first six-star Green Star estate. The site is an extension of the Wetherill Park – Smithfield precinct; the largest industrial precinct in the Southern hemisphere. The business hub is anticipated to generate 575 jobs and was completed in late October 2018.
View the Development Management Agreement.
Horsley Drive Business Hub, Stage 2
In November 2017, the Department of Planning and Environment granted planning consent for a concept approval for light industrial development as well as a development application for infrastructure and site development works. Following an open market campaign, a developer was awarded exclusive development rights in October 2018. The project is estimated to inject approximately $69 million of capital investment into Western Sydney and generate 385 full time operational jobs.
Eastern Creek Business Hub
The Eastern Creek site is approximately 15 hectares and has planning consent for a retail centre that is estimated to create approximately 1,000 operational jobs and over 500 construction jobs. The site has frontages to Rooty Hill Road South, Great Western Highway, and Westlink M7 and is located in an area with an under-supply of retail shopping facilities. These facilities will provide the growing population of this part of Western Sydney with much-needed shopping choices and provide retail opportunities for small and large business.
Bringelly Road Business Hub
The planning application for Bringelly Road Business Hub was granted development consent in January 2016 allowing for predominantly large-format retail and industrial development. The business hub was issued to the open market via NSW eTendering later in 2016 and a successful developer was announced for approximately 19 hectares in mid-2017. The business hub is anticipated to create approximately 900 construction and operational jobs from late-2017 and provide a capital investment of around $80 million. Independent economic forecasting identified a shortage of large-format retail development in the area.
Fifteenth Avenue Business Hub
The development consent granted in 2016 for Fifteenth Avenue Business Hub includes a supermarket, commercial and retail outlets, a service station and child care centre. Located in West Hoxton, the hub is estimated to generate 130 full-time operational jobs and inject $14.7 million into the Western Sydney economy.
Light Horse Interchange Business Hub
The proposed business hub is approximately 29.5 hectares large and currently in the planning phase with the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. Consultation commenced in November 2018 as part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development. You can read more about the proposed works in our fact sheet.
Bungaribee Tourism Hub
Consultation began in March 2018 as part of the EIS for the proposed Bungarribee Tourism Hub. Although there is no built form proposed for the site under this application, the future tourism hub will provide a wide range of uses that will complement tourism and recreation activities within the surrounding area, in accordance with the Western Sydney Parklands Plan of Management 2020 and Supplement.
More information on initial works to develop the tourism hub is in this fact sheet.
Leasing and property
The Trust generates some of the income necessary to manage and enhance the Parklands through leases, which also expand the variety of activities available to the Parklands’ local communities and visitors. Among the Trust's lessees are: Tree Top Adventure Park, Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney Dragway, Calmsley Hill City Farm, Cricketer's Arms Hotel, Amoretti's Cafe at Plough and Harrow and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Current leasing and development opportunities:
If you would like to find out more about urban farms leasing, contact Tara Leotta, Leasing and Property Officer: Tara.Leotta@wspt.nsw.gov.au
Sydney Zoo is coming to Western Sydney Parklands' Bungarribee.
For more information about the proposal visit http://talksydneyzoo.com/ or download the following contract documents:
- Sydney Zoo - Agreement of Lease
- Sydney Zoo - Contract Information Notice
- Sydney Zoo - Contract Information Exemption Table (Annexure C)
- Sydney Zoo - Variation Public Disclosure Document
- Sydney Zoo - Lease Public Disclosure Document
- Sydney Zoo - Financier Tripartite Deed Public Disclosure Document
- Sydney Zoo - Independent Certifier Deed Public Disclosure Document
Forms and permits
The Parklands may be used for a range of business activities. Approval is required if you plan to run a business or rent a property in the Parklands, or need to enter the Parklands to carry out your business.
Permit to Enter
All access to and works undertaken within the park requires a Permit to Enter (PTE). To apply for a PTE you need to download our Permit to Enter form and submit it with all required attachments.
The permit requires a thorough explanation and methodology of the works that will be undertaken including the equipment used and length of time the works will take. This needs to be included in the PTE in the appropriate section or in a separate attachment. This can be supported with marked-up maps or plans. Fill out the text boxes in the form and have it signed by authorised officers on the final page. A safe work method statement and copy of the certificate of currency for public liability insurance are also required in order for the PTE to be granted.
Please email completed forms to Peter.Kapocius@wspt.nsw.gov.au, allowing a minimum of ten working days for processing and approval.
Vehicle Access Permit
If you need a permit for your vehicle to access the Parklands, please download and submit the Vehicle Access Permit form. Email completed forms to Peter.Kapocius@wspt.nsw.gov.au, allowing a minimum of ten working days for processing and approval.
Personal training and group fitness application
The Parklands welcomes personal training and fitness groups. However, due to a large number of commercial trainers using outdoor spaces, it is necessary to regulate this in the Parklands.
Refer to our Fitness Fact Sheet and Fitness Policy for more information and view the WSPT Fitness Map if you are interested in using the Parklands for this purpose. These show the zones available for personal fitness and training. To apply for approval to use Western Sydney Parklands for Personal Training and Fitness Groups, please download our application form and submit with relevant paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org