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Performance anxiety in Melbourne’s retail hubs

A spate of major shopping centre redevelopments highlights the challenges faced by High Street and CBD retailers in Melbourne. The last two years have seen a spate of shopping centre investment in metropolitan Melbourne, not least of which is Chadstone Shopping Centre’s $660 million expansion, which opened last week. As shopping centres not only add square footage but also entertainment and lifestyle offerings in a race to leave no consumer dollar behind, traditional retail hubs in Melbourne