GALLERY: Sydney Business Park construction update

MARSDEN Park is almost open for business.

The first two retail giants at Sydney Business Park will open in coming weeks, less than 18 months after the $2 billion 256-hectare site was officially launched.

McDonald's will be first to open in mid-December, followed by Bunnings in early January.

A Marist Youth Care cafe feeds construction workers at the site each day.

Other committed tenants include IKEA, Masters Home Improvement, Costco, Shell, Hargreaves Property Group (Marsden Park Homemaker Centre) and Swire Cold Storage.

"We're very pleased with how the business park is progressing, which will be a long-term development," development director Owen Walsh said.

"We're attracting high quality tenants and believe it's something the community will buy into and want to be a part of."

Civil works for stage two, which include Swire Cold Storage and the Homemaker Centre have started, while Shell is due to start construction before the end of the year.

Masters Home Improvement is expected to open in May, followed by IKEA a month later.

Other businesses are finalising approvals and commencement dates.

"We're working very hard in trying to attract white collar jobs in the Blacktown LGA. The hope is it will make a difference to existing and future residents," Mr Walsh said.

The proposed Costco outlet is in the final stages of rezoning assessment with Blacktown Council.

"We hope it will be approved by early next year."

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