Construction has started on a new Masters Home Improvement Hardware.centre in North St Marys and is expected to open in December.
The sale of land to Masters Home Improvement is part of the St Marys Leagues Club's strategic plan that will eventually include a state of the art fitness and well being centre and accommodation.
''The development is a multimillion dollar investment in the St Marys region and will create employment during construction and an additional 250 new local jobs when completed,'' Londonderry MP Bart Bassett said.
''As the State Member, I have been actively engaged in promoting economic development in Western Sydney that will deliver more jobs and investment in infrastructure.
St Marys Leagues chief executive Rod Desborough added:
''The club currently has over 40,000 members and with the major housing developments and forecast population growth in the Penrith and Blacktown Local Government Areas, the club was concerned as to how it was going to meet the future needs of members and the community. The Ccub has a strong focus on serving the needs of the community and the sale of excess property for the construction of the new hardware will enable the club to proceed with the strategic plan that the Board has adopted.This will enable us to serve the needs of a growing population.''
The club's strategic plan includes:
*The sale of 3.184 hectares to enable the new development of the Masters Home Improvement Centre, which was deemed an appropriate fit for the Club's excess land holdings and a quality new retail choice for the local community
·*The existing training field will be located to the Eastern side of the Stadium with works undertaken to improve lighting and amenities
*Funds generated from sale will allow the club to progress with its strategic plans and ensure the Club will be able to meet the current and future needs of members and the community which includes:
*Development of a Fitness and Wellbeing Centre and a Motel
The sale will allow the club to continue with plans to renovate and refurbish the Boronia Showroom, BBQ Area, Bambusa Buffet and the resealing of stadium and club car parking.
''The Masters development is a “win, win” for club members and the community as it will allow the Club to realise it’s strategic and master plan sooner and also help create 250 local jobs and provide better sporting, ,entertainment and leisure facilities for the community,'' Mr Bassett said.
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