Mirvac receives planning approval for Eastern Creek development
Mirvac Group has received planning approvals from the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment for the Calibre industrial estate at Eastern Creek. According to Mirvac, Calibre will deliver facilities that blend flexible warehousing and office accommodation over 120,000 square metres of floor space.
Located at the heart of Sydney’s Eastern Creek industrial precinct, at the nexus of the M4 and M7 motorways, the site is well positioned as a distribution hub for the eastern seaboard, with connections to major transport routes.
Calibre will have energy efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic solar, cyclist and end-of-trip facilities, according to Mirvac.
The planning approvals mark the start of work at the 22-hectare site, formally occupied by Australian Federal Government quarantine.
Demolition works begin this month and full construction works follow in March. Work at the site could generate approximately 300 construction jobs for the Western Sydney employment area and has the potential to employ 700 full-time employees once operational, states Mirvac.
Stuart Penklis, group executive, industrial at Mirvac, says Calibre will offer significant benefits to a wide range of industrial users.
“As Australia’s, and particularly Sydney’s, residential markets continue to put pressure on inner city property, sites such as Calibre offer a unique opportunity for large-scale users to consolidate operations and increase efficiencies,” says Penklis.
“In the era of online retail and same-day delivery, a major consideration for logistical companies is access. Calibre’s proximity to major motorways with its own dedicated signalling intersection, will maximise speed of delivery which will ultimately deliver improving efficiency.”
Mirvac worked closely with the Blacktown City Council and the DP&E to facilitate community feedback on the development application.