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Sydney's Southwest Suburbs Are Set to Score a Huge New Cinema and Dining Precinct

The new 'town centre' of Ed Square will have similarities to Chippendale's Central Park.
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 05, 2018
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Sydney's Southwest Suburbs Are Set to Score a Huge New Cinema and Dining Precinct

The new 'town centre' of Ed Square will have similarities to Chippendale's Central Park.
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 05, 2018
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Over the past seven years, Sydney's population has grown by an average of 4.95 percent annually. Given that further urban sprawl will likely mean more traffic, more pollution and more encroachment on our wild places, the so-called Australian Dream — the idea that everyone should own a roomy house, with a backyard — is in question.

Which is why developers seem to be trying lots of new things. Sydney's latest comes from Frasers Property Australia, the same group that built the Central Park precinct in Chippendale. The group's new masterplanned community is Edmondson Square — or, as it will be known, Ed Square — which is set on 24 hectares in Sydney's far southwest, between Liverpool and Campbelltown. Essentially, it will create a new town centre, with a whole heap of new residents moving into 893 terraces and 920 apartments, which will all be clustered around Edmondson Park train station as well as shops, services and recreational spaces. Fraser worked on the design alongside Hassell Architects, HDR and GroupGSA.

Last month, Frasers Property also announced that a Event Cinema complex will join the retail offerings. This will complement a planned market and 'Eat Street' that, given the group's history, will no doubt be similar to Spice Alley at Central Park. The actual retailers haven't been announced yet, but are said to include a fishmonger, a sushi place, a burger joint and a few cafes, among others.

Frasers is evidently hoping that the entertainment offerings are a pull for any potential home owners looking to buy off the plan— even though Event currently have locations in both Liverpool and Campbelltown. The first stage of the development, which will include the cinema and a residential tower, is expected to open in late 2020.

Published on December 05, 2018 by Jasmine Crittenden

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