More than 28,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Sydney’s south west between Liverpool, Campbelltown and Badgerys Creek by 2030.
Now urban development firm Urbis has identified Ed.Square, Frasers Property Australia’s community adjacent to Edmondson Park train station, as the single most important mixed-use development in the context of this unprecedented growth.
According to Urbis, the train station is one major factor setting Ed.Square apart from other new communities in the South West Growth Area, ensuring it will play a central role in the entire region’s revitalisation.
The other is the community’s walkability.
Ed.Square will offer a higher concentration of amenity, including various retail, health, recreation, education and entertainment options, all within walking distance of residents’ homes – a key point of difference from other new communities being developed in the corridor.
According to Urbis, living without a car makes Ed.Square all the more attractive to prospective investors.
The South West Growth Area has been identified by the NSW Government as a critical component of Sydney’s future growth.
The key principle underlying the strategy is the delivery of a 30-minute city: better access to jobs, schools and health care within 30 minutes of people’s homes.
Ed.Square is a $1.5 billion community that is well located to take advantage of more than $8 billion in planned infrastructure investments in the region.
The key role Ed.Square is destined to play in Sydney’s future has been echoed by one of Australia’s leading architects, who says the design of a vibrant community with key amenities, all within walking distance of homes, will enable new connections within the new community and surrounding region.
Susanne Pini – HDR national director and principal, says Ed.Square is poised to take community living in Australia to the next level and will deliver the “new Australian dream” where urban amenity allows residents to connect with their community.
She says Ed.Square’s streets, laneways and town square will become an extension of residents’ homes, allowing lifelong connections to be forged with the community.
“Ed.Square’s Eat Street will be the community’s dining room. The town square will be their living room. This is because Ed.Square’s design is fundamentally based on promoting social connection and stronger communities,” she says.
“Ed.Square will take south west Sydney from a model of isolation to a model of connectivity, with access to transport and shared public amenity.”
Dino Carulli, the NSW residential sales and marketing director for Frasers Property Australia says Ed.Square will transform a 24 hectare site adjacent to Edmondson Park train station into a destination in its own right.
“A broad choice of homes within walking distance to a train station is what sets Ed.Square apart from other residential developments in the more isolated locations of Oran Park, Leppington and Gledswood Hills,” says Mr Carulli.
“Additionally, the creation of a vibrant retail and entertainment precinct in the Ed.Square Town Centre will become a natural place for people to gather and socialise, drawing locals who can use the amenities as an extension of their own homes, as well as people from further afield, due to the convenience of the train station.”
Ed.Square will comprise a variety of home styles and floorplans across 992 apartments and 892 terrace and townhouses set amongst more than six hectares of open space.
A 68-metre high residential tower atop the town centre is set to become an architectural landmark, the epicentre from which the village will expand into the streets and laneways that will flow into parks and bushland.
One bedroom apartments, some with studies, are priced from $455,000 to $505,000, while two bedroom apartments range from $650,000 to $680,000.
One bedroom terraces and town homes are priced from $455,000 to $490,000, two bedrooms are $665,000, three bedrooms are $710,000 to $775,000, and four bedrooms are $810,000 to $860,000.
The first Ed.Square residents are expected to move in during the second half of 2020, coinciding with the opening of the first stage of the town centre, which will provide a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct incorporating an Eat Street, fresh food market place, Event Cinemas, childcare centre, water play area, 24 hour gym, tavern, healthcare facilities and Coles supermarket.
Ed.Square will be serviced by bus and train links to Parramatta and Sydney CBD, easy access to
Sydney’s main roads, and Western Sydney Airport will be close by.
It is a 45 minute train journey from Edmondson Park railway station to Central Station.
For further information or to register your interest in Ed.Square, phone Frasers Property on 13 38 38 or visit www.EdSquare.com.au