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Elyard Gardens, home to towering Narellan



NARELLAN’S skyline is set to soar with the unveiling of Elyard Gardens, a four hectare site neighbouring Narellan Town Centre to potentially house 1000 apartments.

The site, owned by Elyard Property Holdings, will feature high-rise buildings more than 40 metres high at Elyard St and Somerset Ave, Narellan.

The future vision for Narellan. Source: Roberts Day

A planning proposal was lodged to Camden Council three weeks ago.

Dartwest Development general manager David Taylor, assisting Elyard Street Developments, said the project was in the early stages.

“We have the view the site has significant potential,” he said.

“Narellan has shown it is ready to grow with the Narellan Town Centre redevelopment well-received.

Planning for high rise apartments more than 40 metres high is underway for Narellan. Pic: Simon Bullard/AAP Image

“Camden is growing as an urban area and warrants apartments in central areas such as Narellan, as we are confident the State Government will bring rail to the area.

“Narellan already offers employment, retail and leisure opportunities, which are options ideal for apartment living. The site is well-located in that regard.”


Resources and Article courtesy of The Macarthur Chronicle.

Gregory Hills Drive extension only weeks away from opening



Another road connecting Camden to Campbelltown will be open in a matter of weeks.


The highly anticipated Gregory Hills Drive is in its final stages of construction and will be ready to connect motorists from Camden Valley Way to Eagle Vale Drive and Badgally Road.


The road was constructed in a voluntary planning agreement between Gregory Hills developers Dartwest and Camden Council and has moved along without any major delays or snaps.


Dartwest chief executive David Taylor said he couldn’t give a concrete opening date at this stage because legalities still needed to be finalised.


“We’ve got one final stretch of road that needs to be covered over, but other than that all we’re waiting on is the land to officially be transferred over to Camden and Campbelltown councils,” he said.


“We can’t open the road until it is officially public land.


“But we’re very close now.”


Mr Taylor said he was anticipating the road would be an immediate hit upon its opening.


“As with any emerging road network traffic is going to be busy for a while,” he said.


“As Narellan Road has been upgraded there’s been more traffic on Raby Road.


“Gregory Hills Drive will help alleviate that traffic, and once Narellan Road is complete it will settle down even more.”


Mr Taylor acknowledged there was concern from residents about the traffic spilling onto Eagle Vale Drive and Badgally Road.


However, he said Campbelltown Council had taken preemptive steps to minimise the congestion.


“Campbelltown Council to their credit upgraded Eagle Vale Drive ahead of Gregory Hills Drive opening,” he said.


“This means there will be far less of a problem than there would have been otherwise.


“The traffic won’t be anywhere near as bad as it would have been.”


Mr Taylor also addressed the fact that Gregory Hills Drive would only be two lanes – one each way – on the approach to Badgally Road near St Gregory’s College.


He said it was impossible to avoid the situation.


“We’ve got families of 1000 students trying to get them to and from school every day,” he said.


“We had to maintain that access to St Greg’s.


“As soon as Gregory Hills Drive is open we’ll start working on that other lane.


“The only way we could have had both lanes open up at once would be to shut the school for a year, which is impossible.”



- Article & Resources courtesy of The Advertiser.

Growing Camden real estate business secures spot in Gregory Hills



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Real estate business Harcourts Paramount has exclusively secured the lease of retail space within the highly-anticipated Gregory Hills Business Park development, also known as SOMA Wellness. 


The business secured the premises, due to be completed early next year, as they are expanding with a second office, with the first office located in the heart of Argyle St, Camden. 


Harcourts Paramount Director, Domenic Bonfiglio says the move comes with the growing need to be able to better service clients across South West Sydney. 


“We decided to open our second office in Gregory Hills to service our clients at a higher level with two central locations. 


“We will be situated centrally, ready to help accommodate the expected growth that South West Sydney will encounter over the next five to 10 years. This includes the further development of Gregory Hills, Leppington, Harrington Park, Oran Park, Bringelly and Badgery’s Creek airport,” says Mr Bonfiglio. 


The location itself attracted Mr Bonfiglio and fellow business owner Henry Fernandez because it is a professional services building that is well located in what will be the Gregory Hills Business Park. 


“This move allows Harcourts Paramount, and Harcourts as a Group, to be the first official real estate office based in Gregory Hills,” says Mr Bonfiglio. 


Harcourts Paramount is a well-established business in the Macarthur area, achieving record-breaking results and continual growth each and every year.  


“We’re excited to be part of a precinct that will offer local residents healthcare clinics and resources, a brand-new hospital, cafés, restaurants, pubs, schooling and easy access to public transport, including future train stations to be situated in Oran Park and Narellan,” says Mr Fernandez.



- Article & Resources from Harcourts International and Harcourts Paramount

Gregory Hills Drive extension is now Open.


Gregory Hills Drive extension is now open

Its’s finally here – the long-awaited Gregory Hills Drive extension opened to the public this morning.


The road will provide another link between Camden and Campbelltown, providing a relief for frustrated motorists on Narellan Road.


The $45 million road was constructed in a voluntary planning agreement between Gregory Hills developers Dart West and the NSW Government.


At this stage the road is one lane each way, but will grow to two lanes after an additional access to St Gregory’s College is constructed. It is expected to be complete in the first half of 2018.


The road links the existing sections of Gregory Hills Drive at Gregory Hills and Badgally Road and Eagle Vale Drive at Eagle Vale.


Dart West general manager David Taylor said the road provided a convenient link to the Hume Highway and M5 via Eagle Vale Drive and Raby Road.


“The new road link is all about making it easier to get around Macarthur,” he said.


“Camden and Campbelltown councils, the NSW Government and the Australian Government are all working to coordinate and deliver new infrastructure and new communities across south-west Sydney.


“Dart West is pleased to have contributed to improving the regional road network so that Macarthur area residents and businesses can more around more conveniently.”



Resources and Article courtesy of Camden Advertiser.