The NSW Government is calling for the community to have its say on plans for a new industrial precinct that will create thousands of jobs for Western Sydney.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the planned Mamre Road Precinct provides up to 17,000 jobs in Western Sydney by delivering almost 800 hectares of new industrial land.

“This is an exciting step forward as we build the new Aerotropolis and plan for the jobs of the future,” Mr Stokes said. “The plan provides sorely needed industrial land, well located near major regional roads and the future Western Sydney Airport.”

The plan would see land in Kemps Creek and Mount Vernon rezoned from rural use to industrial purposes and would deliver about:

· 780 hectares of industrial land;
· 93 hectares of environmental conservation land;
· 54 hectares of public recreation land; and
· 50 hectares of land for infrastructure purposes, including road, rail corridor and drainage.

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the proposed rezoning would protect neighbouring rural residential properties in Mount Vernon, with a buffer between homes and the industrial hub. “Community consultation is a vital part of planning this new precinct and I encourage everyone to take a look at the plans and give us feedback,” Ms Davies said.

The proposal is on exhibition for public feedback until 18 December.