Narellan's town centre set to triple in size

NARELLAN Chamber of Commerce has been treated to a sneak peak of the plans for a major expansion of Narellan Town Centre — but not everyone is impressed.

Campbelltown councillor Fred Borg was expected to move a motion at last night's council meeting to express concerns over its potential impact on the wider area's business climate.

"There is no way that an additional town shopping centre can be built just seven or eight kilometres from two major existing centres — Macarthur Square and the Campbelltown Mall," Cr Borg said.

"As well you have smaller centres at Narellan Vale, Currans Hill, Marketfair . . . There will also be other shopping centres at Gregory Hills and Oran Park and Leppington. There is no way that this proposal can be sustainable."

Dart West Developments property general manager David Taylor said a huge amount of planning, time and money had already gone into the development.

The Narellan Town Centre expansion would take the current 35,000 square metre centre to an interim total of about 72,000 square metres.

The plan is to ultimately expand the centre to almost three times its current size — 90,000 square metres.

Mr Taylor said studies carried out for the developer and independent studies done for Camden Council had both shown an estimated "escape expenditure" of about $390 million from the Narellan area.

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