Western Sydney in the Market for a Fresh Approach to Aerotropolis
14 Nov 2018
An expansion of the Sydney Markets brand to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis could be the cornerstone of a new fresh food precinct and should be strongly encouraged, says the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
David Borger, Executive Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber, said, “It is great to hear that Sydney Markets, together with the NSW Government, is exploring opportunities to secure the future of Sydney Markets to the Aerotropolis, giving the region huge potential to become a centre for the distribution for fresh food and agribusiness in NSW.”
“Whilst it is acknowledged this is a long term project in its early stages, the opportunity for Sydney Markets to be an anchor brand in Western Sydney should not be underestimated.
“Sydney Markets is an iconic food destination for restauranteurs and grocers seeking the freshest ingredients and the community of Western Sydney would welcome the opportunity for the Markets, to be close to Liverpool, Penrith and Campbelltown,” Mr Borger said.
“The Markets will add to the creation of a world-leading fresh food precinct in the vicinity of the Western Sydney Airport, recommended in a report by the NSW Farmers Association.
“The fresh food precinct can include high-tech food production and will be underpinned by new technologies and food production systems.
“The precinct’s close proximity to the new airport means there should be a focus on exporting fresh produce to key international markets, securing Western Sydney’s place as the ‘fresh food supermarket for Asia’,” he said.