A proposal that could change the landscape of Tahmoor has been lodged with Wollondilly Council.
Tahmoor Town Centre owners have submitted a draft proposal to increase the maximum building height of the site from 11 metres to 30 metres.
This would make way for apartments above the shopping centre.
The apartment building would be six storeys high and include about 432 units.
Councillor Simon Landow has encouraged residents to make a submission about the proposal.
“I am thankful for the feedback I have received so far,” he said.
“I have seen a primary sketch of what the building will look like but I am yet to see the proposal in detail.
Cr Landow said he wanted more information before deciding whether or not to support the proposed project.
“There are some concerns with the proposal so I want to look at it closely.”
Cr Landow said there were no other six-storey high buildings in the shire.
“Obviously this proposal, if approved, would change the appearance of Tahmoor,” he said.
Cr Landow said he would have concerns about any high-density housing if adequate infrastructure was not built.
“Generally speaking, Wollondilly doesn’t have the adequate infrastructure to have high-density living,” he said.
“Until that issue is addressed, any high-density proposal could be premature.
“It was the same stance I took when a developer submitted its vision for a 20-storey high building at Wilton New Town centre.”
Cr Landow said he encouraged developers to propose “out-of-the-box” ideas.
“I commend the developers for being entrepreneurs,” he said.
“Without the investment or ideas nothing will happen in the shire. I am looking forward to seeing the finer details of the proposal.”
The extension of the town centre would include multiple properties on the site which is bounded by Thirlmere Way, York Street, Larkin Street and George Street.
Residents have until Wednesday, March 28 to lodge a submission via Wollondilly Council’s website.