The region’s largest cinema, two hotels and restaurants will be constructed at a new entertainment precinct in Gregory Hills.
The Sydney Western City Planning Panel gave the $86 million project, to be built on the corner of Lasso and Steer roads, the green light late last year.
United Cinemas released the first designs of the proposed cinema complex in February last year.
The cinema itself is proposed to feature nine screens, including two ‘grand theatres’ – one of which would be the largest cinema screen in south-west Sydney.
General manager of Gregory Hills developers Dartwest, David Taylor and United Cinemas chairman Roy Mustaca announced the planned 1800-seat cinema complex last year.
Mr Mustaca told the Advertiser at the time the region deserved the very best in cinema experiences.
“The people of Gregory Hills are beautiful people and we want to give them the best cinemas possible,” he said.
“United Cinemas in Craigieburn was named the best cinema in the world in Las Vegas recently and we want to do the same thing in Gregory Hills.”
The entertainment hub will form a large part of Gregory Hills Corporate Park, which encompasses the recently opened SOMA Health Club and the future private hospital.
Corporate park director Satwant Calais said the precinct was a much-needed addition to the growing suburb.
“This will create sorely needed jobs and services for south-west Sydney,” he said.
“Locals will not have to drive far to find quality employment, medical services or quality retail and hospitality options.”
The cinema and entertainment hub are expected to take 18 months to build.