Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, has launched a new asphalt plant in Sydney, expected to bring 50 permanent jobs to the area.
At the ceremony yesterday, Mr Roberts said that State Asphalts NSW’s $20 million facility in St Marys is set to produce both transport material and asphalt, and in doing so is significant for Western Sydney.
“State Asphalts NSW has delivered thousands of tonnes of asphalt for thousands of kilometres of road throughout NSW, including the Hume Highway, the Great Western Highway, Camden Valley Way, and even through Centennial Parklands,” Mr Roberts announced.
“It’s an unsung hero of the infrastructure revolution we’ve been driving throughout this state in recent years. Without high-quality asphalt to cover the roads we’re building, our progress would be stalled,” he added.
The new plant (a Marini Top Tower 4000S asphalt batch plant) is capable of round-the-clock operations, producing up to 300 tonnes of asphalt per hour. The facility will also be able to store up to 500 tonnes of asphalt mix and will also include a bitumen storage facility and depot.
The State Asphalts’ Chairman, George Kypreos also said: “the NSW Government’s commitment to building infrastructure, particularly in Western Sydney, has boosted business confidence for the future, allowing firms such as mine to make major investment decisions that mean more jobs and bringing further wealth to the local area”.
More information on the St Mary’s plant can be found here.