Rezoning raises rail hopes

The site proposed for rezoning at Glenlee.
The site proposed for rezoning at Glenlee.

A PROPOSED rezoning of land on the border of Camden and Campbelltown to industrial, could bring a train station to the Camden area.

The 107-hectare site, called Glenlee, is south of the Spring Farm Advanced Resource Recovery Park and would have a cap of 12,500 square metres for warehouse floor area, or 10,000 square metres for general industrial use.

Several industrial companies currently use the site including Sada Services (truck maintenance, coal washery), Camden Soil and the TRN Group depot.

Camden councillors voted last week to send the rezoning proposal to the Planning Department for Gateway determination.

The site crosses over the border into Campbelltown local government area.

Councillor Greg Copeland told the council meeting the prospect of more jobs and possibly a train station for the area was positive.

"This is the sort of development we need to get happening in this area," he said.

"Down the track, one day getting a train to Glenlee would be most desirable to residents in the area so they don't have to do the trudge to Campbelltown or Leppington," Cr Copeland said.

Cr Copeland said there was also the prospect of trying to secure an extra exit from the Hume Highway near Menangle to draw traffic off Narellan Road.

Cr Debby Dewberry said it was great to see a plan in place for the land.

"I hope we do it right and that we have learnt from many, many mistakes over many, many years of utilising a piece of land like this," she said.

If the proposal makes it through the Gateway determination, several studies will be carried out including on the environment, heritage and transport.

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