The opening launch of the second stage of Frasers Property Australia’s award-winning Eastern Creek Quarter (ECQ), ECQ XL, was held today, kickstarting a five-day celebration with special offers, music, and entertainment.
ECQ XL encompasses more than 11,000m2 of large format retail space with 14 stores and an additional 340 on-grade parking spaces. The second stage features a diverse mix of high-profile retailers and large format brands, including Anaconda, McDonalds, Officeworks, 4WD Supa Centre, PETQuarters, Road Tech Marine, Weber, RSEA Safety, Totally Workwear, Nutrition Warehouse, Neptune Swim School, and KFC, along with the T-Spoon Café.
Cameron Leggatt, Executive General Manager Development, Frasers Property Australia said the opening of ECQ XL offers something new and unique to the western Sydney region.
“Eastern Creek Quarter is an established community centre where local people and those from across the western Sydney region come to experience a unique retail offer, diverse dining choices, great social experiences and of course, the beauty of the Western Sydney Parklands backdrop. Now, with a fantastic line-up of large format retailers at ECQ XL open to the community, there’s even more reason for people to make a visit to ECQ a full and fun day out,” said Leggatt.
“With our focus on place-making and community development at Eastern Creek Quarter, we’re proud to collaborate with local stakeholders and the community to open this high-quality new shopping destination and we thank the wonderful retailers who will make the ECQ XL experience unlike any other retail experience in western Sydney,” he said.
The opening festivities commenced at 9am with a Welcome to Country, ribbon-cutting and traditional smoking ceremony performed by Indigenous Elders Uncle Wes and Uncle Greg.
Special guests including Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM; Chief Executive, Greater Sydney Parklands Suellen Fitzgerald; and Frasers Property Australia Executive General Manager Development Cameron Leggatt were on-hand to celebrate the important community milestone.
From mid-morning, a host of family fun and activities kicked off with musicians, roaming entertainment, fairy floss machine, magic shows and more to create a vibrant atmosphere for shoppers and visitors. The festivities will continue through to Sunday 12 June, with hula shows, contortionists, nostalgia popcorn carts, magicians, musicians, and other fun-filled activations contributing to the fun vibe for everyone.
Conveniently located on Rooty Hill Road South near the corner of Great Western Highway and the M7 Motorway, ECQ is an award-winning shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With a full-line Woolworths supermarket, the centre houses a mix of local concepts, quality brands and the unique ECQ Social precinct, with its covered and alfresco seating, outdoor deck, kids play area and large format outdoor digital screen.
ECQ Stage 1 is a leader in environmental sustainability, having achieved a certified 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. A 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating is being targeted for ECQ XL with a major 400kW solar PV system to generate energy for use on-site.
The majority of ECQ XL tenants receive cheaper, 100% carbon-neutral energy via an embedded network operated by Real Utilities, Frasers Property’s wholly-owned licensed energy retailing business which provides customers 100% Climate Active-certified carbon-neutral energy.