Aerotropolis powers up with Endeavour Energy

Officials turn the first sod at the Aerotropolis substation site
L-R: Mayor Ned Mannoun, Liverpool City Council; Guy Chalkley, CEO, Endeavour Energy; Tanya Davies, MP, Member for Mulgoa; Lyn Ingham, Ingham Property Chair & members of the Ingham family; the Hon. Anthony Roberts, MP, Minister for Planning and Homes

Construction has officially commenced on the first piece of critical energy infrastructure to power the Aerotropolis in Western Sydney, with a new 90MW substation (with capacity to power the equivalent of 20,000 homes) to underwrite new industrial and warehousing development. 

Minister for Planning and Homes Anthony Roberts joined Ingham Property Group and Endeavour Energy to turn the first sod on construction of the new Bradfield Zone Substation. 

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The new Zone Substation will power Western Sydney, Australia’s fastest growing region with an estimated 1.5 million people expected to be living west of Parramatta by 2036. 

Ingham Property Group CEO Matthew Ramaley said, “Today marks the start of the delivery of critical enabling infrastructure that will attract new industry to the region to deliver the NSW Government’s target for 200,000 new jobs, with 10,000 jobs to be delivered on this site alone. 

“Our team will deliver more than one million square metres of industrial, warehouse, hardstand and office space on our 182 hectares of employment-zoned land. The commencement of this critical piece of essential energy infrastructure is right on schedule as we continue to field good enquiries from turnkey users.” 

The Ingham Property Group’s Badgerys Creek Road site was a deer farm purchased by the Ingham family in 1960 which was just after the arrival of Sydney’s first jet service over at Kingsford Smith airport. Fast-forward to today and the delivery of this development’s new land supply comes on the cusp of Greater Sydney having just been identified as one of the tightest employment land markets in the world. 

Endeavour Energy CEO Guy Chalkley welcomed the partnership, calling the new Zone Substation a significant milestone for the Aerotropolis and sustainable growth in the region. 

“We’re working closely with the Ingham Property Group to build a world-class substation that will enable world-class organisations to invest in the Aerotropolis with confidence, knowing sustainable power will be there when they need it,” he said. 

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“Endeavour Energy’s investment helps provide surrounding areas with a timely supply of serviced employment lands to support new jobs right next door to the new Western Sydney Airport. 

“Our goal is to drive the energy revolution in Western Sydney and be the partner of choice for customers seeking leading energy solutions.” 

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