Work starts on $15 million Marsden Park upgrade

Image from The Urban Developer
Image from The Urban Developer

Endeavour Energy has started work on its upgrade of power supply to Sydney’s Marsden Park Industrial Precinct.

The upgrade involves the installation of a new 6.6km underground transmission line from Schofields to Marsden Park.

The project will underpin the power needed to support up to 10,000 new jobs in the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct and house 3500 people in surrounding residential areas.

Endeavour Energy’s general manager network development Ty Christopher said the project will provide a safe and reliable electricity supply to one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

“The new transmission line will run underground along roads between our Schofields and South Marsden Park Zone Substations. Once completed this project will power the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct and surrounding areas for years to come,” he said.

As part of the NSW Government’s plan for the North West Growth Centre, the Marsden Park precinct has been planned for a population of 60,000 and will eventually comprise of one town centre and two village centres, plus new primary and high schools, and upgrades to major roads and transport infrastructure.

Rothelowman and Australian Development Investment Group, working in conjunction with Development Manager CPDM, lodged a structure plan and Development Application with Blacktown City Council for the Richmond Road site located 49km from the CBD. The plans for the 38,000sq m site comprise of 860 dwellings across 11 buildings, and 1500sq m of retail floor space. The development will also provide for public open space and parkland areas, along with a new street network.

Weather permitting, the upgrade is expected to be completed during 2017.