Merrylands is predicted to be a powerhouse of growth in Holroyd over the next two decades.
With Holroyd Council firmly focused on new investments, lower vacancy rates, diverse housing and improved services and infrastructure, Merrylands Town Centre is tipped to thrive as one of the area's major development hubs.
The recent approval by Holroyd Council to reclassify the McFarlane Street public car park from community to operational land removes restrictions on the site that hindered major development.
The site, strategically located in the centre of the hub opposite the Stocklands Mall entrance, is tipped to absorb much of the major redevelopment in the centre.
In other plans to improve the town centre's access and flow, the public stage has been removed as part of a $400,000 injection into revamping the area. Local business owner Georgette Ghosn is pleased to see the stage removed.
"I'm confident the improvements to the Merrylands CBD will give local businesses bountiful opportunities to build on their customer bases and products to better service the community," Mrs Ghosn said.
With the council's Local Environment Plan recently passed, city targets to introduce 5500 new jobs and 195,500 square metres of commercial floor space in Merrylands over the next 25 years could see high-rise up to 20 storeys.
Merrylands Chamber of Commerce president Mariya Gojan was pleased plans to revitalise the growth precinct were being realised.
"Merrylands needs a facelift to put people and businesses back out onto the streets," Ms Gojan said.
"The area has really opened up with the stage now removed and the whole revitalisation makes the area more inviting."
Concerns the reclassification of the McFarlane car park would reduce parking availability were raised in a post public-hearing report.