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Pickles Auction Expansion at Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown

16 December 2009

Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown today announced the finalisation of a significant leasing arrangement with Pickles Auctions Pty Ltd for a newly released greenfield site in the eastern section of the Airport, creating additional jobs, investment and economic activity in the Bankstown area.

“This agreement between the Airport and Pickles Auction is for a new parcel land to expand their business at the Airport site. It is a significant deal, as it expands the Pickles site from 4.2 hectares to 10 hectares,” said Mr Peter Crowley, Head of Property.

“The increased site creates additional value to Pickles operations, additional Pickles and construction jobs, along with associated economic benefits to the local community. In addition to extra jobs created by the constructions works, Pickles will employ 6 to 15 additional staff members, depending on demand, at the site.

“Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown continues to showcase its importance to the Western Sydney economy through infrastructure projects such as this development on the new Pickles site.

“Pickles will use the additional land in this precinct for the storage and general auction of motor vehicles. This precinct has been used for auctions and vehicle storage since 1993.

The project works will commence in December 2009 and include the levelling, compaction and resurfacing of the land and the installation of stormwater drainage, fencing and landscaping.  The contractor, Western Earthmoving Pty Limited, is expected to be on site for a period of 4 months, with works expected to be completed in May 2010.

“The works will have no impact on local residents and businesses during the construction period.

 “The Airport is committed to ensuring the preservation of the Environmental Protection Zone to the east of the new site and the parklands to the north.  The new site will be bounded by mounded landscaped areas for visual appeal and this is also designed to mitigate any noise impact on residents in Yanderra Road,’ concluded Mr Crowley.

Media Information: Meredith Laverty 0414-523-060



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