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PLANS to rezone land at the The Ponds to build a retail centre and community resources hub are on public exhibition at Blacktown Council until Friday.
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The proposed centre on the corner of The Ponds Boulevard and Riverbank Drive will include a supermarket, shops, commercial offices and a car park that will also service the hub.

The hub will make use of the existing sales and display centre, with a revised internal layout and an additional hall added to create an 100-square-metre mixed-use space.

It will contain meeting rooms, an enclosed children’s art and play area, a commercial kitchen for functions and TAFE classes, and a large soundproofed hall for dance, exercise and community functions.

Australand’s general manager of residential NSW, Nigel Edgar, said the proposal to rezone the area would ensure the needs of the community were met.

“The precinct will become the place to meet neighbours, catch up with friends and undertake shopping activities,” he said.

“The Ponds is now home to over 2500 residents and by the time the new precinct is finished, more than 5000 residents will be making use of it.”

The shopping precinct has been designed by NH Architects to be mostly open-air with a four-star environmental rating.

John Palmer Public School, the parklands and eastern playing fields are all close to the new complex.

An information session will be held tonight at The Ponds Sales and Display Centre, Riverbank Drive, at 7.30pm.

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