Charlestown Square

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Charlestown Square is a major regional shopping centre in Charlestown, New South Wales, a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie. It is owned and operated by General Property Trust. It was formerly managed by Lend Lease Corporation.

Originally built in 1979 as a 2-story structure, the centre has undergone several extensions and renovations. It currently has over 170 stores and is one of the largest shopping centres in the Hunter Region. The centre now has 3 levels, and includes two food courts.[1]

The centre features a Myer, Big W, Target, JB Hi Fi, Coles, Woolworths and numerous other stores.[2]

From 2008 to 2010, the centre underwent a major $470 million expansion after obtaining support from Lake Macquarie City Council.[2] A number of people have been opposed to the expansion, including local member of parliament Matthew Morris.[3]

The expansion has over 100 new shops, a new 8-screen Reading Cinema, including 2 Gold Lounge cinemas, and employment for an additional 1300 people, significantly boosting the local economy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.charlestownsquare.com.au/llretail/CharlestownSquare/main.nsf/all/ab_centre Charlestown Square web site[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Development The GPT Group, Retrieved 20 Dec 2011
  3. ^ MP airs Charlestown development traffic concerns abc.net.au/news, Retrieved 20 December 2011

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Coordinates: 32°57′47″S 151°41′42″E / 32.963°S 151.695°E / -32.963; 151.695