Leppington is set to become one of the region's busiest areas in years to come, and a new shopping centre is under way to cater for future residents.
Works have now commenced at the new Leppington Village Shopping Centre, a Woolworths project.
The $72 million neighbourhood shopping centre will feature more than 8000sqm of retail space.
It will include a state-of-the-art Woolies and more than 20 specialty stores, cafes, retailers and community services.
More than 200 people will work on Leppington Village during construction, and a further 200 are expected to be employed when the centre opens next year, all running to schedule.
The building will incorporate 650 solar panels on its roof and feature six electric vehicle charging bays in the car park.
Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said Woolworths' commitment to the project would lead other businesses investing in Leppington as the nearby airport progresses.
"This retail space will be a vibrant place for our community to shop, eat, socialise and access community services close to home," he said.
"I commend Woolworths for their dedication to reducing the shopping centre's environmental impact and welcome Woolworths and the benefits the Centre will bring to our wonderful community."
Macarthur MP Dr Mike Freelander said it was "wonderful" to see this investment in the region.
"With such rapid growth in our region, I congratulate Woolworths on their efforts to future-proof our developments, and ensure local residents have access to the services and amenities that they need," he said.
"As a catalyst for job creation - this project will benefit our community for many years to come.
"It is critical that all levels of government come on board to ensure our region's growth is sustainable, and to support our local residents and businesses with critical infrastructure."
Woolworths' general manager of property development, Andrew Loveday, said Leppington Village was an important part of the company's investment in high-quality shopping in western Sydney.
"As one of the first major developments to turn soil in this area of Leppington, we're proud to be at the forefront of the transformation of the Leppington Town Centre, to support this key growth centre," he said.
"We understand the key role shopping and community hubs can play as people seek places to come together, shop, connect and interact.
"We're confident we can deliver a high quality and convenient shopping destination that will meet the needs of the growing and evolving Leppington community, and support new small and medium sized businesses to set up for their future in this area."
Mainbrace Constructions is delivering the shopping centre.
An artwork depicting the traditional owners of the land, the Darug people, will be designed by Dalmarri Group and applied to a 70-metre facade on Rickard Road.
Woolworths will also undertake a series of upgrades to improve traffic flow and access to the centre, including works to the service lanes at the rear of the development at Ingleburn and Rickard Roads.