With its live entertainment, a waterplay area, fresh food market, buzzing Eat Street and Event Cinemas, Ed.Square Town Centre will be a fun place to be. Frasers Property Australia has now announced new tenants for the community’s health, medical and wellbeing offer, ensuring it will also be a healthy place to visit. Chemistworks, Myhealth Medical Centre and Anytime Fitness have all signed on the dotted line to be part of the retail mix in South West Sydney’s game-changing new urban community.

In Chemistworks and Anytime Fitness, Ed.Square Town Centre delivers high-quality gym and pharmacy operators, both essential to the community’s social infrastructure, while Myhealth Medical Centre will provide on-site access to GPs and a range of medical services to local residents and the broader region.

Frasers Property has previously announced that MRD Dental and Back in Focus will be part of the health and wellbeing offer. The company has also confirmed that a massage and acupuncture specialist, sporting goods retailer, pathology and childcare operator will be among the Stage 1 tenants, offering families real convenience and a range of services promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

The new tenants bring further colour to the holistic community picture being painted at Ed.Square, says Tim Moore, General Manager – Retail Leasing, Frasers Property Australia. Moore said “Ed.Square Town Centre will be the new community’s central meeting place and as the leasing campaign progresses, the local character of the new shopping centre is taking shape.”

“With Chemistworks, Myhealth Medical Centre and Anytime Fitness all opening next year in the new community, the Ed.Square Town Centre identity is being defined. It makes sense for the centre to offer a range of health and wellbeing services in a comfortable natural environment, as the community’s leafy atmosphere and connections to nature are what will set it apart. We’re focused on ensuring the residents who live at Ed.Square, as well as visitors from across Western Sydney, can enjoy real choice and convenience in the most comfortable, sustainable environment imaginable”, he said.

Stage 1 of Ed.Square Town Centre will comprise approximately 25,000m2 of retail space, with residents set to enjoy the convenience of a full-line Coles supermarket, a Liquorland store as well as a state-of-the-art Event Cinemas complex. It is expected to open in the second half of 2020. On completion of Stage 2, of up to an additional 15,000m2, the development will comprise up to 40,000m2 of retail space with over 120 shops.

At Ed.Square, Frasers Property has collaborated with world-class architectural firms HDR, GroupGSA and HASSELL to deliver the vision for a 21st century town centre, integrated with 1,884 homes in a mix of apartments, terraces and ‘mews’-style townhouses.

With more than 28,000 new jobs expected to be created in Sydney’s South West between Liverpool, Campbelltown and Badgerys Creek by 2030, Urbis has identified Ed.Square as the single most important mixed-use development in the context of this growth, due to its integration with Edmondson Park train station and its walkability.

Designed as a pedestrian-friendly community, all amenities are within 400 metres of the homes, connecting residents to Ed.Square Town Centre by foot. The new community will enjoy convenient public transport links. Edmondson Park train station provides easy access to Liverpool, Parramatta and Sydney CBD, while the local bus network and Western Sydney Airport will enhance these connections.

Ed.Square is in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas in Sydney’s South West and is part of the South West Priority Growth Area identified by the NSW Government. Frasers Property is targeting a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia for Ed.Square.


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Scentre Group, along with joint venture partners ISPT and M&G Real Estate Asia Property Fund, recently announced its $30 million redevelopment of Westfield Doncaster’s level two dining and entertainment precinct is now underway. Currently home to six restaurants, the space will transform into a ‘modern-village’ style rooftop dining and entertainment precinct complete with up to 14 restaurants and is due for completion in early 2020. Westfield Doncaster recently received a long-term masterplan approval for a $500 million redevelopment.

Complementing the existing Village Cinemas, the new indoor/outdoor precinct will open both day and night and is set to become a convenient social destination for Melbourne’s East. Curated for a community passionate about dining and eating out, the rooftop space will deliver a compelling mix of restaurants from much-loved favourites to new culinary experiences.

Designed to offer a warm and neighbourly atmosphere, the precinct will centre around a rooftop courtyard that has a distinctly Melbourne aesthetic. Village-style laneways and pathways will lead to sun-filled, vibrant and leafy communal spaces including a garden-style lobby or meeting place, a grand conservatorium as well as a sculpture garden.

“What we’re delivering at Westfield Doncaster is a truly elevated dining experience curated specifically for the needs and tastes of the local community,” said Scentre Group Regional Centre Experience Manager, Charlie Rimmer.







“Just 20 minutes from the CBD, the vision for Westfield Doncaster’s new dining and entertainment precinct is to create a place for people to gather, discover, dine and keep coming back to year round. We’re looking forward to sharing more updates and announcing our new restaurant operators as the project progresses,” he said.

Both internal and external areas will boast luscious plants, trees, dappled lighting and shading, making it the perfect destination for family events, parenting catch ups, lunch with friends or dinner and a movie for date night.

Construction has now commenced at Westfield Doncaster with works to be complete in 2020. The $30 million redevelopment of the dining and entertainment precinct is independent of the centre’s long-term $500 million masterplan that was recently approved by the Victorian State Government.



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Set midway between Port Macquarie’s coastline and hinterland, the 25,000+m² Sovereign Hills Town Centre, Sovereign Place – currently in Stage 1 of construction – will be the epitome of a development striving to meet the demands of the modern customer without sacrificing the connection to its natural surroundings.

According to the designers and developers of this centre, experiential retail is the future, with modern customers eager to embrace a more immersive shopping experience that goes beyond simply visiting a centre, making a purchase and returning home. Today’s discerning shopper wants variety and entertainment housed in an accessible, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally-conscious package so that a centre visit is not just about practicalities, but also the creation of pleasurable and memorable experiences.

The predominantly outdoor centre features lush landscaping, locally-sourced recycled timber arbours and natural sandstone, blending seamlessly with the environment. The overall offer strives to meet the demands of an increasingly savvy regional consumer base that seek a blend of quality retail and social connection.

Starting as a 5,200m² neighbourhood shopping centre and then growing over time, Stage 1 will be operational by end 2019 and will include a full line supermarket, chemist, café/restaurant, specialist retailers and service providers. The future Stage 2 will bring a community centre, entertainment precinct, commercial offices and additional retail spaces.

Globally renowned architects Buchan provided the architectural services, the interior design of public spaces, centre graphics and signage for Australian developer Lewis Land Group.

Managing Principal of Buchan’s Gold Coast studio Brett Saville said the design team embraced the opportunity to pay homage to the natural beauty and idyllic climate of the Port Macquarie region in their design.

“Port Macquarie is an expanding coastal city, with Sovereign Hills Town Centre and the surrounding Sovereign Hills master planned community very much the focal point of this expansion,”

Our design for stage 1 of the Town Centre maximises the opportunities that the ideal climate of Port Macquarie offers, but in addition to that also draws on the rich traditions of agricultural and timber industries of the Port Macquarie hinterland,” Saville said.

Lewis Land Group Head of Development Michael Long said incorporating biophilic design principles and sustainability measures were important to the development’s modern appeal.

“Sustainability has been considered throughout the design, with electric car charging stations, reclaimed water usage and roof-mounted solar panels, aimed at reducing the centre’s energy footprint and operating costs.

On an economic level, providing a sustainable community is at the centre of our vision for the Sovereign Hills Town Centre and we have been particular in appointing local contractors and tradespeople, and leasing to local retailers to ensure the community continues to prosper,” Long said.

Collectively, Stage 1 of the construction and subsequent employment opportunities within the centre are expected to generate more than 600 permanent and casual positions in the region.

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Capital Bluestone has announced Woolworths and ALDI as supermarket tenants at Sutherland Shire’s newest shopping centre – Bay Central, a shopping, lifestyle and dining hotspot next to Shark Park. Construction of the 18,000m2 Bay Central is expected to commence in late 2019 and will take approximately two-and-a-half years to build. 

Other tenants to be announced shortly will include a large format bottle shop, childcare, gymnasium, pharmacy and ancillary medical services as well as key commitments to the dining and restaurant precinct. 

The fresh food precinct is targeting a market style fruit & vegetable operator as well as a seafood operator, butcher, delicatessen and artisan baker that will see Bay Central become the premier fresh food centre for Sutherland Shire. With a focus on convenience, local daily needs, lifestyle and services, the retail mix will be deliberately skewed towards providing high-quality operators and brands in health, beauty, hairdresser, barber, day spa/wellness centre and more. 

Capital Bluestone Managing Director Ben Fairfax said Bay Central is set to become the natural heart of the $1 billion Woolooware Bay Town Centre community. 

“Bay Central will not only be a place for people to shop but also a place for the local community to socialise, make connections and dine. It will fill a gap in the local retail offering and bring new levels of amenity to people living at Woolooware Bay and beyond. We see Bay Central as being the Sutherland Shire Town Centre,” Fairfax said. 

“For residents, the new Bay Central offers convenience and choice. For retailers, the fundamentals are compelling. The Woolooware Bay Town Centre community will be home to more than 2,000 residents on completion, while drawing on a much broader catchment, due to the uniqueness of offer and key anchor tenants. 

“The centre’s prominent location on Captain Cook Drive just 1km from Woolooware train station, its ease of bus and train accessibility, as well as the thousands of Sharks supporters on game days, amount to substantial foot traffic. 

In all, the 18,000m2 Bay Central will house the major tenant announcements plus more than 50 specialty shops, with tenancies ranging from 70m2 to 1,000m2. It will feature two waterfront restaurant precincts with alfresco dining and include secure and undercover parking for 770 vehicles. 

Bay Central forms a key part of the final stage of the $1 billion Woolooware Bay Town Centre community, which will also include approximately 250 apartments integrating key worker homes, and a revitalised Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club.


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