Tomago

Size: 480 hectares

Land type: Former rural lands

The Tomago site includes land that is suitable for both light and heavy industry. It is ideally situated in close proximity to other industry, the port, Newcastle Airport and good road links.

The site extends from the North Arm of the Hunter River, northward to Tomago Road. The lower part of the site forms part of the Hunter River Floodplain and is adjacent to internationally recognised RAMSAR wetlands.

In June 2007 the NSW Government declared the Tomago site as State Significant. This change was enacted through the Major Projects State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP).

The declaration allowed the RLMC to finalise the sale of 66ha of that site to NSW/ACT Caterpillar dealer WesTrac. The company has built a $120 million service facility, training institute, and equipment demonstration area. 

In February 2010 HDC sold the remaining 240ha of land to WEPL Investments Pty Ltd to enable the creation of an industrial estate that will generate employment opportunities over time.

Approximately 240 hectares have been allocated as an environmental conservation zone to protect important wetlands.