New development brings jobs

A new state-of-the-art industrial estate at Auburn is expected to create several hundreds of jobs.

A 14-hectare site in Auburn is set to become a state-of-the-art industrial estate – providing more than 700 construction jobs, 1000 permanent jobs and contribute $269 million to the local economy.

Mirvac Group has secured development approval from Cumberland City Council for the industrial estate at 300 Manchester Road, Auburn.
The site is set to become a “vibrant employment precinct delivering premium facilities that blend flexible warehousing, office space and small-scale local amenities” such as a local café totalling approximately 73,000 square metres of floor space.
The site is expected to attract warehouse and distribution, advanced manufacturing and innovation industries to the Auburn area, which will cater to the growing demand in online shopping and the need for more ‘last mile’ delivery locations.
Richard Seddon, General Manager, Industrial at Mirvac, said “At Auburn, our vision is to deliver a precinct that represents a new age for industrial estates. Our plans include bringing leading technology together with unique amenity for future workers and the local community.”
Cumberland City Mayor Steve Christou said: “This is a fantastic result for the community. It’s going to create several hundreds of jobs and investment for the area, permanent long-term employment for locals, and inject a boost to the local economy.”
“The development is aligned with the future vision of this precinct as outlined in Council’s endorsed Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy,” he said.
“I believe that what has been approved, is a significant improvement on a previous proposal offered up for this site (not led by Mirvac) which risked overdeveloping the area.”
Mirvac is also investing in community infrastructure by upgrading the intersection of Chisholm and Manchester Road to accommodate traffic moving to and from the estate.