A business park along Narellan Road combined with existing medical facilities could prove a tasty carrot for health-related industries, Campbelltown mayor Paul Lake said.
The Advertiser last week revealed the proposal for the first stage of a business park had been supported by Campbelltown Council.
The 60-hectare precinct — which will go on public exhibition — would be located on the Maryfields site, to the south surrounding the current University of Western Sydney and TAFE campuses and also include land near Farrow Road.
Stage one — the Nexus Business Park — only includes land on the Maryfields site, although council was hopeful the entire precinct would come to fruition.
"One of the hopes is to attract educational, medical and health [industries] and any businesses that relate to those industries," Cr Lake said.
"Campbelltown will have a regional hospital as we go forward; we just signed off on the [$16 million UWS] medical school [to be built next to Campbelltown Hospital], and we also have the school of medicine at the university."
Cr Lake said Macarthur could be the major medical precinct between Sydney and Canberra.
"We could have a new children's hospital that services the south-west region down to Canberra," he said.