Chinese developer’s billion-dollar proposal would move Sydney motorway

A wealthy Chinese developer is pushing the New South Wales Government to overhaul its plans for billions of dollars in infrastructure around Badgery’s Creek Airport to make way for a bold development proposal.

The 344 hectare parcel of prime land north of Elizabeth Drive at Badgery’s Creek is owned by accused murderer Ron Medich and his brother Roy.

The site is the subject of a confidential commercial arrangement with property development company Boyuan Holdings Limited (BHL).

BHL lodged a submission in December to the Greater Sydney Commission’s Western Sydney District Plan, Greater Sydney Region Plan 2056 and Future Transport Plan 2056.

A Chinese developer is pushing for a billion-dollar infrastructure overhaul near Badgery’s Creek airport.

The proposal is for a “Bold Vision” for the site where the developer wants the government to realign the $3.6 billion dollar planned M12 motorway which will link the new airport to the M7 at Cecil Hills. BHL also suggested making the proposed North-South rail line from Rouse Hill to Narellan an underground metro with a station on their land.

The developer also proposes flexible zoning which would allow for 88 hectares of homes for 22,250 residents.

The submission goes into detail about BHL’s vision for a mix of commercial, industrial and residential development for the “Northern Gateway” to the new airport.

BHL claims seven Chinese companies have flagged interest in partnering in the project including China Communications Construction Company. The Chinese Government owns 63.84 percent of CCCC and has also acquired developer John Holland.

BHL’s proposal would entail realigning the planned M12 motorway and moving a proposed rail line underground.

Western Sydney University and Scentre Group (the largest owner-operator of Westfield shopping centres) are listed as “anchor partners.”

In a cover letter to the submission BHL’s CEO Caden Wan wrote that it is “critically important that documents be adopted as Government Policy as soon as possible.”

Representatives of BHL met with NSW Planning Minister on October 24 2017. Minister Roberts said nothing site specific was discussed and the meeting lasted “less than five minutes.”

Details of the commercial arrangement between BHL and Ron and Roy Medich are unknown. A land title search shows “Ron Medich Properties Pty Ltd and Roy Medich Properties Pty Ltd” in the first schedule as joint tenants on the site.

The developer proposes flexible zoning which would allow for 88 hectares of homes for 22,250 residents.

“All terms of the land transaction are commercial in confidence and therefore must remain confidential.” BHL said in a statement to 9NEWS.

“This proposal is about putting private greed before public good and it should be sent packing straight away.” Deputy Opposition Leader Michael Daley said.

The submission is one of 3500 received by the Greater Sydney Commission with the final plans expected to be released by the end of March.


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