Edmondson Park, the first town to be built on the South West Rail extension, is a step closer to coming to life, with the town centre development now at tender stage.

The town centre will have a range of retail, commercial and community uses, and serve as a vital hub for the growing population along the south-west corridor.

Located five stops from the future Badgerys Creek airport, and just eight kilometres from the Liverpool central business district, Edmondson Park also offers handy access to the M5 and M7.

UrbanGrowth NSW development director Donna Savage said the Edmondson Park model, of a master-planned transit-oriented town, would lead the way for other future cities around Australia.

“The Edmondson Park town centre master plan sets the scene in terms of connecting the community with transport, community spaces, shopping, restaurants and cafes and day-to-day services,” she said.

Last September, UrbanGrowth NSW sought expressions of interest for the sale and development of the next stage of the suburb: a 24-hectare site of the future village-style town centre built around the station.

The town centre will feature a main street with a supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants and commercial and community spaces set around the station and bus-rail interchange.

All of these will be close to the regional park and other open spaces.

“These elements make Edmondson Park a unique, standout address in south-western Sydney and indeed, Australia,” Ms Savage said.

Edmondson Park landowners Marc and Melissa Ghignone, both teachers, said their decision to buy was based on the town centre and rail mix.

“For us it was a no-brainer; it had to be Edmondson Park,” said Mr Ghignone.

“At the moment Melissa and I work at local schools, but if we were transferred to a school in the inner west, the train line here would make the commute easy. And we’ll be able to walk to the train station from our new home. We like that Edmondson Park is close to Liverpool and Campbelltown and all they have to offer, but far enough away to avoid the busy side of those centres.”


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