Costin Roe Consulting & NSW Department of Planning and Development, Fairfield City Council and the Developer: Frasers Property and Western Sydney Parklands Trust; as well as various Companies with Tennants on the Estate Lots such as Martin Brower, Nick Scali, Survitec, Border Express, DHL, Schenker and Yusen Lo
Horsley Drive Business Park Stage 1

Developed with sustainability and community benefit as key priorities, the Horsley Drive Business Park, on the corner of Horsley Drive and Cowpasture Rd, Wetherill Park, is a newly-established industrial estate with large B-double approved entry roads, and generous loading areas. The location is highly convenient for commercial and industrial tenants as it is within a few minutes’ drive of the M7, M4, and M5 motorways, and only around 40-minutes by road from central Sydney, Sydney Airport, and Port of Sydney. The location also provides access to a large and experienced workforce residing in the vibrant and fast-growing Western Sydney precinct.
The Western Sydney Parklands Trust owns the site. Frasers Property entered into a development agreement with the Trust to develop a mix of facilities to meet the highest sustainability benchmarks. As a result, the Horsley Drive Business Park was the first industrial precinct in Australia to successfully target a ‘6-star Green Star’ rating (Green Building Council of Australia), acknowledging ‘World Leadership’ in sustainable design.
Horsley Drive Business Park is an outstanding example of how business and disciplinary collaborators can work with government and a broad range of stakeholders to create an industrial development which brings direct benefit to the environment and the community. “By activating vacant land with low recreational and ecological value, Western Sydney Parklands Trust is generating funds to develop and manage new recreation facilities, expand the 1,000-hectare biodiversity corridor, and create more cycling and walking tracks for the community to enjoy,” said Suellen Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands Trust, to the Fairfield Champion in a news report on the development. The warehouse, distribution, and light industrial facility, developed over two stages, injected more than $12 million into the economy, created 300 construction jobs, and is ultimately adding around 700 jobs to the local area (source: Daily Telegraph, 18 February 2016).
Costin Roe Consulting was responsible for civil engineering to facilitate the establishment of the estate, including the development of a new access road, earthworks, integrated stormwater design, and drainage. In keeping with the environmental priorities of the development, water-sensitive design elements to preserve water quality included on-site detention/bio-retention basins acting as tertiary treatment for gross pollutants on each development lot prior to discharging into the estate stormwater system.