The Homebush West residential and shopping centre, Flemington Rail Station and Sydney’s Stockyards (now Sydney Markets) commenced development in the 1880s. Nearby residential and industrial development created demand for local shops. The oldest shops in Homebush West were built in the 1920s. Zoning changes in the late 1960s and 1990s increased nearby housing density which in turn has enlarged the size and scope of businesses in this shopping precinct to meet growing demands.
Homebush West Town Centre is located on the south side of Flemington railway station with the famous Sydney Markets on the northern side. It is close to the major roads of Centenary Drive and Parramatta Rd. Parking is available in nearby streets.
This town centre is characterised by the large number of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants, butchers, green grocers and herbalists as well as traditional Asian medical outlets.