Glenlee gets go ahead in Sydney’s South West

Published: 19 May 2020

An old coal washery mine at Glenlee will be transformed into a 60 hectare jobs hub, with the NSW Government approving two planning proposals from Camden Council and Campbelltown City Council.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the Glenlee proposals exemplify what urban renewal is all about – breathing new life and jobs into the Menangle Park area as the old industrial uses of this region come to an end.

“These proposals take an old 1950’s coal washery and transform it into a hub for jobs of the future right on the periphery of the Aerotropolis,” Mr Stokes said. 

“As South West Sydney continues to grow with more people calling this region home, we must ensure there are great job opportunities to match.”

The activation of the site will also include the creation of a 32 hectare environmental conservation zone on the south and west perimeters of the site, ensuring the nearby Nepean River and surrounding environment is safeguarded and conserved.

A third planning proposal in South West Sydney has also been determined, with the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council’s plan to increase the building height and floor space ratio across a one hectare site in the Bankstown CBD for retail, residential and civic uses being approved.

“These changes to planning controls will pave the way for 300 new jobs and 470 new homes in the heart of Bankstown CBD, with new cafés, restaurants and retail being accompanied by improved public space and pedestrian connections,” Mr Stokes said.

“Combined, these three proposals will inject $260 million into South West Sydney, not only creating new jobs and high-value business opportunities, but revitalising these communities.”

The planning proposals are part of the first tranche of projects to have their assessment fast-tracked through the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program that is keeping people in jobs and the economy moving through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In just over two weeks, 14 projects have been determined, injecting more than $2.4 billion into the state’s economy and enabling the creation of more than 17,500 jobs across NSW.

For more information, visit Local Environmental Plans.

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