Hawkesbury's fast-food junkies can rejoice, for the district's only Hungry Jack's, Guzman y Gomez and Harry's Cafe de Wheels drive-through restaurants are scheduled to open in Bligh Park by year's end.
A new development at the site of an old koi fish farm at the corner of Richmond Road and George Street, currently being constructed by Isaac Property, will also feature an Oporto - the Hawkesbury's second such store, but this time a standalone - and a Kiddiwinks Childcare Centre catering for 113 children.
The site, with the official address of 752 George Street, South Windsor, is DA-approved, and co-director Ben Isaac said he hoped the project would be completed and open to the public by the end of 2020.
"The timeline is a bit rubbery at the moment, but at this stage we're looking at opening before Christmas," he told the Gazette.
Mr Isaac said his company was "fairly active in the area", with projects in Marsden Park, Box Hill and Schofields, in addition to Bligh Park.
"We see a lot of growth in these areas, and we are very confident with development in the north-west [of Sydney]," Mr Isaac said.
According to Mr Isaac, the fast-food tenants were chosen according to who was "the best fit for the area and who will trade well".
"We are developers and long-term holders of those assets, so we have a vested interest in [the retailers] trading well over the long term," he said.
The development site is cut in half by a creek; the childcare centre will be based on the north side of the creek and the food outlets on the south.
The site will be accessible via the roundabout at The Northern Road, meaning drivers can enter from - and exit to - both directions on Richmond road, as well as The Northern Road towards Penrith.
New childcare centre
Kiddiwinks is operated by Toni Isaac - sister of Mr Isaac and his brother and business partner Jono - and her business partner Nicole Youssef.
This will be their second centre, after last year opening Kiddiwinks in Warriewood.
Mr Isaac said the Warriewood centre was already at capacity with a long wait list as parents seek "a more hands on, family run centre with engagement between teachers, parents and the kids".
"We are hoping Bligh Park Kiddiwinks will be just as successful as Warriewood, and will be hosting open days for parents to inspect in December this year for an opening in January 2021," Mr Isaac said.
"Any enquiries for enrolments can be directed to our website www.kiddiwinks.co."