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DA lodged for new retail neighbourhood centre at Bingara Gorge

Bingara Gorge Village will provide a vibrant new shopping and social gathering place for the community

Metro Property Development (Metro) has lodged a development application with Wollondilly Shire Council to build a contemporary retail neighbourhood centre, centrally located in Wilton’s Bingara Gorge masterplanned community in Sydney’s southwest.

The proposed retail centre, located at 30 Pembroke Parade and designed by architectural practice BN Group, comprises a 3,000m2 supermarket, 13 specialty tenancies, a climate-controlled plaza along ground level, outdoor and indoor dining, public amenities and 200 parking spaces.

Jeff Atkinson, Project Director – Bingara Gorge at Metro Property Development said: “The retail neighbourhood centre will create a vibrant social gathering place for the community where residents and visitors undertake shopping activities or meet friends. It is centrally positioned with interconnected walking and cycle paths to first-class facilities in the area.

“Bingara Gorge is now home to more than 2,000 residents. When the new centre is completed, more than 4,500 people will make use of the amenity. The estate successfully incorporates a wide range of bespoke homes and world-class amenities, complemented by 200 hectares of open spaces featuring a Graham Marsh 18-hole golf course.”

Bingara Gorge is a 450-hectare site that will comprise 1,800 homes when completed in 2024

Stephen Blaxland, Managing Director at BN Group said: “The key objective in designing the new neighbourhood centre was to enhance the convenience retail offering of Wilton, carefully integrating with nearby facilities and homes. The design allows for the activation of the street edge and the creation of an important socialising place at the corner of Pembroke Parade and Greenbridge Drive.

“The layered and textured external façade will sit neatly within the landscape and built environment. A visually pleasing collection of natural tones, colours and surfaces will be used to create a harmonious and comfortable place for visitors. All design elements soften the built form to meld with adjacent homes and streetscapes.”

Car parking and Click & Collect services are located on the upper level for customer convenience, while solar panels are situated above parking areas to provide shading for cars and offset energy savings in the centre.

The new precinct will be a short walk from Wilton Public School, the golf course, bus stops, playgrounds and the medical centre. More than 100 jobs will be created during construction and over 100 permanent positions.

Subject to development approval, completion is anticipated late 2024.

Bingara Gorge is a 450-hectare site that will comprise 1,800 homes when completed in 2024, boasting more than 200 hectares of open spaces, a golf course, playgrounds, walk and cycle paths, leisure centre, retail shops, childcare and primary school will feature in the development.

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