Retail landlord Stockland has opened Willowdale Shopping Centre at its $1.1 billion community in Sydney’s southwest.
The 5000sqm centre is anchored by a full-line Coles supermarket, with a new market-style shopping experience including a large fresh produce area, an in-store bakery, a continental deli and in-store butcher.
The centre also offers a mix of specialty retailers including a medical centre, nail salon and barber shop, a range of casual dining offerings including Willow Thai Restaurant and The Shed Cafe.
Over 370 solar panels have been installed on the roof which will generate electricity equivalent to the usage of 25 average Australian homes. Additional eco-friendly features include an electric car charging unit in the carpark, LED lighting fitted throughout the shopping centre and a 25,000 litre tank for the collection and storage of reusable rainwater for the gardens.
“Willowdale, is one of the most sought-after communities in NSW, with buyers drawn by its affordability, location and proximity to local employment centres, educational facilities and recreational areas,” said Richard Rhydderch, Stockland general manager for NSW Residential.
“This new shopping centre will take the community one step closer to being one of the most liveable new precincts in Sydney.”
Upon completion, the 350-hectare community will feature over 3,200 dwellings for 10,000 residents, as well as 25 hectares of parks and playgrounds, and a planned new primary school.
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