Landlord’s $37m project continues

Stockland-WendoureeMore retailers continue to open at Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat as the landlord continues to make ground on its $37 million redevelopment project.

Earlier this week the centre opened Platypus Shoes the second to open in regional Victoria while the centre also recently reopened Medibank Private, Charms Spa and Spoils.

“The majority of the demolition works are complete and we recently started erecting walls for the new section of mall which will be a part of the 6,700 square metres of new retail floor space,” said Phil Newton, Stockland development manager.

“This redevelopment is all about offering customers a first-class retail experience. We are confident that, on completion, Stockland Wendouree will become the star local destination for the community to meet, eat, shop and socialise.”

Upon completion the centre will feature over 100 retailers, with a focus on youth fashion, casual dining and everyday convenience.

There will be a new full-line 3,800 square metre Woolworths, which will include an artisan delicatessen and on-site bakery.

A laneway dining precinct is to be added as part of the redevelopment. The new foodie hub will offer indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of casual dining choices including cafes and restaurants.

Stockland will also open an inclusive playground designed in conjunction with the Touched by Olivia Foundation while an additional 50 new car parking spaces will be added taking the total to over 1,200.

“Our vision is to create the best retail shopping destination in Victoria’s central west,” said Stevie Wright, Stockland Wendouree centre manager.

“These improvements will create a destination for the community to enjoy and unlike anything else currently on offer in Ballarat.”

The Stockland Wendouree redevelopment is expected to generate approximately 500 jobs during construction and 250 local retail jobs in perpetuity and to be complete by mid-2018.

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