There's a host of new dining options in the region today with the opening of the latest stage of Ed.Square Town Centre.
The Edmondson Park shopping village kicked off a four-day extravaganza of opening celebrations today, with stores offering discounts, interactive displays, fairy-floss machines, live performances, roving entertainment and more.
In addition to the eateries, which include Burger Point, Max Brenner, Baby Bao, Degani Cafe and more, there's a new Event Cinemas complex, iPlay arcade and bowling alley (with a bar), Chemistworks, Anytime Fitness, Coles and many more.
An official launch ceremony kicked off the day's proceedings, and included a welcome to country from Daniel Chalker and a lovely choir performance from the talented kids at St Francis Catholic College.
Frasers Property development director Warwick Dowler told the crowd that he had grown up in the area, and took great pride in playing a part in making Ed.Square what it was today.
"I'm old enough to remember what Ed was like in its previous life, as the Ingleburn Army Camp," he said.
"To see the transformation is really wonderful and makes me very proud to have been a small part of it.
"This is the culmination of years of hard work from a lot of people."
Mr Dowler said Ed.Square Town Centre was "conceived as an extension of the homes here in Ed.Square", but is also a "new destination for the region" with "more retailers to come in the coming months".
Frasers Property chief executive Anthony Boyd said today was a "really proud day for Frasers Property Australia".
"This is exactly the type of community we set out to create at Frasers Property," he said.
"Neighbourhoods that are stronger and smarter and encourage connections between people.
"Communities where the shops and services you need for living are just a comfortable stroll away.
"Diverse places for a diverse local population where everyone feels they belong."
Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said she was a big fan of Ed.Square.
"It's a genuine pleasure to be here today and I wouldn't miss it for quids, this is very much a milestone in the development of Ed.Square," she said.
"It's very fitting that it's named after one of our VC (Victoria Cross) recipients.
"I would like to congratulate Frasers because this is a very big investment in the future.
"I live not far away, and this gives you a much better choice and quality that we don't have at the moment in the outer suburbs."