The proposed expansion of Snack Brands Australia’s Orchard Hills site in Western Sydney has been classified a State Significant Development Application due to the jobs and investment it will bring to the region.
The $222 million project will expand the current facility to a 22,225 square metre operation to include food manufacturing (3,500 square metres) as well as existing warehousing and distribution.
Snack Brands Australia produces: CC’s, Thins chips, Kettle Chips and Crackers, The Natural Chip Co., Cheezels, French Fries, Jumpy’s, Samboy, Chickadees, and Griffin’s Marvels.
NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said: “Chips may be cheap, however this proposal is anything but and represents a major opportunity for Western Sydney.
“The pandemic has shown that many of Sydney’s construction workers live in the south-west, so it’s important that we have as many jobs close to homes as possible.”
Local Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the proposal would see some of the most iconic chip brands manufactured in Western Sydney.
“If approved, the Snack Brands Australia site will be a 24/7 operation and feature a new food manufacturing facility, an office, a wastewater treatment plant and create 497 construction jobs,” Davies said.
Members of the public are invited to have their say on the project’s Environmental Impact Statement by Wednesday 13 October 2021. Click here.