Westfield on the move at Tuggerah, EastGardens
Westfield has lodged two development applications with Wyong
Council, NSW Central Coast, for a $60 million project which will
include a new level One extension and the expansion of the existing
Greater Union cinema complex and Big W discount department store at
These proposed changes complement the current development
application with council for an outdoor restaurant and entertainment
precinct which incorporates a tavern, two café restaurants and
four leisure retail stores surrounding an outdoor area with water
features, dining facilities and an amphitheatre.
The first development application outlines the expansion of level
One by 10,756 square metres incorporating a new mall entry for the
existing second level of David Jones, three new major retail stores
of 6,000 square metres and 40 specialty stores of about 4,790 square
The second development application outlines the addition of four
new screens adding 1300 new seats to the Greater Union cinema
complex. Greater Union recently obtained approval to refurbish their
existing eight cinemas and convert them to the latest stadium-style
The development application also includes an expansion and
refurbishment of the existing Big W store to the largest and latest
The rooftop carpark is to be extended to provide convenient
on-grade access from Tonkiss Street and a vehicular access to link
the remainder of the roof top car park, increasing the parking
capacity to 3,345 spaces.
The development applications before Council are expected to
provide 600 jobs during the construction phase and 800 ongoing jobs
in the Wyong Shire on completion.
Opened seven years ago, Westfield Tuggerah features major
retailers David Jones, Big W, Target, Coles, Woolworths and Greater
Union, 159 specialty stores and free parking for about 3,200 cars.
Meanwhile, at Westfield Eastgardens, Sydney, a third level of
retail opened this week, tenants including a new Big W discount
department store, Woolworths supermarket, Rebel and 65 specialty
The redevelopment of the centre, owned by the Terrace Tower group,
began late last year, and involved the entire refurbishment of the
existing centre mall areas, food court, fresh food market, amenities
and internal signage to match the style of the new third level.
New specialty stores include homeware retailers Bay Swiss and
Adairs, an expanded Surf Dive ‘n Ski store and new mix of
entertainment and lifestyle stores including Electronics Boutique,
Australian Geographic the ABC Shop together with a children’s
retailer precinct incorporating Pumpkin Patch, Shoes n Sox and an
Early Learning Centre.
The Fresh Food Market on level One outside Coles supermarket has
been refurbished and Coles and Target have also undergone a
The Hoyts cinema complex is being expanded to include two new
mega-screen cinemas and is undergoing a refurbishment of the existing
six cinemas which is expected to open next month.
The centre also now offers parking for 3,300 cars over 5
colour-coded easy-to-navigate levels with direct access into the
According to Westfield Joint Chief Operating Officer Bob Jordan,
Westfield Eastgardens is also now the only shopping centre in NSW
to house three discount department stores, Kmart, Target and Big W.