Business

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% of the Parklands to generate the income necessary to manage and enhance the remaining 98% of the Parklands.

Parklands Business Hubs

The Horsley Drive Business Hub is currently under construction, Eastern Creek Business Hub was awarded to a developer in November 2016, negotiations are underway for Bringelly Road Business Hub, development consent has been granted for Fifteenth Ave Business Hub and planning is underway for Stage 2 of Horsley Drive 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 fund the regeneration of an extra 1000 ha of bushland within the Parklands, doubling the amount of high quality well-maintained bush in the Parklands and enhancing the Parklands role as a conservation link for wildlife movements across Western Sydney. 
  • Any business hub development will be subject to the planning assessment process including community consultation. The location of these areas have been identified through consultation with local councils: this consultation and subsequent research identified these areas as needing commercial infrastructure to meet the needs of the community and business. 
  • The areas identified for business hubs are in harmony with their surrounding area. The Horsley Drive site is vacant land and would be an extension of the Wetherill Park/Smithfield industrial area. The Blacktown site is also vacant land between two major arterials, the Great Western Highway and the M7. 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 over 600 operational jobs upon completion which is expected in late 2017. View the Development Management Agreement.

Eastern Creek Business Hub

The Eastern Creek site is approximately 15 hectares and has planning consent for a retail centre which 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 which is considered to have 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.

Eastern Creek Retail Centre - Contract Information Exemption Table

Eastern Creek Retail Centre - Contract Information Notice

Eastern Creek Development Management Agreement (Part 1) 5.4MB

Eastern Creek Development Management Agreement (Part 2) 6.4MB

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 with plans to award a successful proponent mid-2017. The 21-hectare business hub is anticipated to create approximately 230 construction jobs from late 2017 and provide for a capital investment of around $80 million. Independent economic forecasting identified a shortage of large format retail development in the area.

Horsley Drive Business Hub, Stage 2

The second stage of the business hub is approximately 16 hectares and is currently in the planning phase with the Department of Planning & Environment. The proposed development is of a similar nature to Stage 1 and meets the same criterion for site selection.

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. 

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 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:

Urban Farming

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

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:

Wet n Wild

Forms and Permits

The Parklands may be used for a range of business activities. If you run a business, rent a property or need to enter the Parklands to carry out your business, please take note that approval is required. The Trust needs to understand your business requirements and any potential impacts on safety, the visitor experience and to the park environment.

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 as need be. Please fill out the text boxes in the form and have it signed by authorised officers on the final page. A Safe Work Method Statement, along with a copy of the certificate of currency for public liability insurance, is also required in order for PTE to be granted.

Please email completed forms to David.Brodie@wspt.nsw.gov.au, allowing a minimum of five working days for processing and approval.

Vehicle Entry Permit

If you need a permit for your vehicle to access the Western Sydney Parklands, please download and submit the Vehicle Access Permit form.

Please email completed forms to David.Brodie@wspt.nsw.gov.au, allowing a minimum of five working days for processing and approval.

Personal Training and Group Fitness Application

The Parklands welcomes personal training and fitness groups, however, due to the large number of commercial trainers using outdoor space and related issues of community concern, it is necessary to regulate such use of Western Sydney Parklands.

Please refer to our Fitness Fact Sheet and Fitness Policy for more information and view the WSPT Fitness Map, which shows the different 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 bookings@wspt.nsw.gov.au