THE community of Elara in Marsden Park will be getting a new village centre with retail and community amenities in late 2021.
The 8,181 square meter $60 million Elara Village Neighbourhood Centre will be anchored by a Coles supermarket, and will house specialty retail and dining spaces as well as a childcare centre, medical centre, gym and a community centre.
The centre, which will serve the growing Elara housing development, is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
A sod-turning ceremony on Friday (July 31) was attended by Treasurer of NSW Dominic Perrottet, along with Member for Londonderry Prue Car, Member for Chifley Ed Husic, Blacktown City Council Councillor Brad Bunting, and delegates from Elara developer Stockland, along with centre developer Eildon Funds Management.
Construction of the project will provide up to 250 employment opportunities, with up to 300 people expected to be employed by the centre upon completion.
John Hunter, Chief Financial Officer, Elidon Funds Management, said: "The new centre will be a drawcard for existing and new residents to the area offering fantastic retail services and amenities, whilst also providing significant employment and business opportunities to our local community."
Richard Rhydderch, General Manager for NSW Development, Stockland, said the centre was a milestone for the development of the Elara community.
"We are delighted that Eildon Funds Management have invested in the growth and development of the Marsden Park and surrounding communities," he said.