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Community Recognition Statement - Silverdale Shopping Centre

22nd November, 2023.

The building progress for Silverdale Shopping Centre is under schedule even with continual roadblocks from the council. It is one of the largest private investments in Wollondilly we have ever seen. The locally managed project will feature a shopping centre and 468 car spaces, the majority of which are situated under the 8,000 square metre retail space. The project has taken years, with approval delays, altered plans and communication delays. I acknowledge the resilience of Bruno Loprieato, who moved into the area in 1986 and saw the construction of the first small shopping precinct at that time. Over 400 jobs will be generated by the investment of the Loprieato family. The shopping centre will be just 30 minutes away from the new airport. I am excited to see the project progress to its first stage opening in March 2024. At the end of the project, residents will be pleased to hear there will be takeaways, personal trainers, discount stores, a delicatessen, a post office, a cafe, a barber, a nail salon, a medical centre, a dentist, a food court and a Woolworths. With the biggest project since Warragamba Dam in the local area, Bruno Loprieato deserves all the praise for his vision.