Another section of Western Sydney Parklands is set to be transformed into Sydney’s latest shopping centre.
The proposed Eastern Creek Quarter would create a 16-hectare retail precinct at the corner of Rooty Hill Road South and the Great Western Highway.
The site is across the road from Eastern Creek Public School, directly south of The Rooty Hill, and near Pinegrove Memorial Park.
Western Sydney Parklands Trust awarded the tender to Frasers Property in November last year.
The company is now looking for community feedback into the proposed project, which would be built over five years with the first stage due to open by mid-to-late 2019.
Frasers Property retail general manager Peri Macdonald said it was important for the local community to feel “a degree of ownership”.
“Eastern Creek Quarter has the potential to be more than just a place where people shop. It can become a community hub where visitors enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor entertainment,” Mr Macdonald said.
“We’ll look to integrate the centre’s prominent location next to the Western Sydney Parklands through the development of facilities and amenities that will connect visitors with the natural bushland.”
Outdoor activities including a wetlands boardwalk and community urban farm have been proposed for the site, as well as a ‘hawker-style’ open air market.
The location would be prime real estate for Sydney shoppers due to its direct access to the M7 motorway.
The first community information and feedback session will be held at Rooty Hill Senior Citizens Club from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, October 28.
People can also have their say online at research.net/r/easterncreekquarter.