Lendlease is immensely proud of its legacy in the Macarthur region and the economic contribution it has made to the area over the past six decades. The project will not only build all the necessary infrastructure to support the new community but will benefit existing residents in the surrounding area and broader Macarthur region.
Over $1 billion investment into the New South Wales economy
Creation of 2,200 full time jobs annually for the life of the project
Local retail, education, and village centres for the community
The Village Centres at Gilead and Figtree will provide local retail, multi-use community and the potential for education, childcare and medical facilities. They will become a valuable focal point for social connection and provide walkable amenities for the community.
Lendlease will undertake major road safety upgrades to Appin Road and create new road connections to the local area. This new infrastructure will help support public transport corridors and active transport options like cycle paths and walkways.
The project will become a base for construction workers and trades people who will benefit from employment and skills development opportunities over the next 10 to 15 years. Economic forecasting predicts that the project will create an estimated 2,200 full-time jobs per annum during this time.
The project team is committed to ensuring First Nations businesses are foundational to our supply chain. This has included the appointment of a First Nations Land Manager whose role is to care for Country throughout the construction work and facilitate engagement and employment opportunities.
The project team have engaged First Nation suppliers and organisations to undertake the bush regeneration and conservation maintenance program. Lendlease values the local knowledge and cultural practices which help to sensitively regenerate and heal Country.
Legacy in Macarthur
Lendlease's history in the Macarthur region started in 1958 when founder Dick Dusseldorp convinced the directors of the organisation to acquire land at Macquarie Heights, now known as Bradbury in Campbelltown, as its first residential development. The estate featured innovative underground electricity and encouraged residents to plant gardens in their front yards instead of paling fences to improve the streetscape.
Macarthur Square has been part of the community since 1979 and today is the largest and most extensive shopping centre in the region.
In 1986 Lendlease launched its prestige Glen Alpine housing estate, surrounded by well-kept fairways and greens. The Glen Alpine of today has spread its roots significantly with the celebrated golf club still occupying a large majority of the suburb and continuing its popularity with locals.
Lendlease’s commitment to the area has extended far beyond providing houses to the growing community. Recognising the importance of social and economic responsibility in the region, Lendlease has made major contributions including developing facilities and community programs. This has included the Campbelltown Golf Course, neighbourhood shops, tennis courts, pools, sporting ovals, parks, a sports centre, church, community halls and improved transport connections.
Lendlease has also invested in community programs and local skills. It was a major driver of training opportunities and helped to establish apprenticeship and traineeship programs throughout the region.