STOCKLAND Wetherill Park has announced a $222 million expansion of its shopping complex.
Work is scheduled to start by the end of October.
The redevelopment will take place over several stages and will include the upgrading of the existing centre.
It will increase the number of the centre's specialty retailers to about 200 stores and will contain a refurbished Woolworths, a new Coles, Big W and Target, an 800-seat indoor-outdoor food court, and an upgraded 12-screen Hoyts cinema.
Stockland Wetherill Park's chief executive of commercial property, John Schroder, said the centre had been part of the community for more than 30 years, so this was its chance to give something back to residents who have supported it.
"We're planning to create a unique fashion, fresh food and entertainment precinct that will ensure that Wetherill Park Shopping Centre remains at the heart of the local community as a place to work, shop, meet and socialise," Mr Schroder said.
"The design of the project incorporates local identity and varying styles of architecture to enhance the level of urban amenity desired by our customers.
"In another first for the Stockland retail portfolio and as a mark of our unique approach to this project, we're also hoping to achieve five-star Green Star 'design' and 'as built' environmental ratings."
In order to minimise the impact on pre-Christmas trade, Stockland will start the redevelopment with what it calls only a light touch over for the first few months.
Major works will then begin in January 2014 and will be managed in three sequential stages to minimise disruption to retailers and customers.
The entire project is expected to be complete by mid-2016.
The redevelopment is expected to create more than 380 jobs during construction and 390 casual and full-time retail jobs once the expanded shopping centre is completed.
Final Stockland floorspace will total 70,000 square metres.