Erina Fair

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Erina Fair
Location Erina, Australia
Coordinates 33°26′14″S 151°23′36″E / 33.43727°S 151.39321°E / -33.43727; 151.39321
Opening date 1987 (as Central Coast Fair)
Management Lend Lease Corporation
Owner General Property Trust and Australian Prime Property Fund
No. of stores and services 330[1]
Total retail floor area 113,500m² [2]
No. of floors single-level (main shopping area), double-level (various restaurants and government buildings)
Website http://www.erinafair.com.au

Erina Fair is a major shopping centre located in Erina on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Erina Fair was opened as Central Coast Fair in 1987. With expansions in 1994, 2003 and 2009, Erina Fair has become the largest non-metropolitan shopping centre in Australia and the largest single-storey shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. The centre contains over 330 stores, 113,500m² of gross lettable area, and 12.7 million customers per annum.[3] It is also the biggest shopping centre on the Central Coast, significantly larger (by almost 100 stores) than its closest competitor, Westfield Tuggerah.[4][5] The Centre has an annual turnover of A$566.7 million.[6]

Erina Fair underwent a A$200 million two-year development in 2003 which resulted in the addition of a new specialty mall, ice skating rink, restaurant precinct, health and fitness club and supermarket, together with community facilities including a library, community hall and youth recreation centre.

Erina Fair is managed by Lend Lease Corporation and owned by General Property Trust and Australian Prime Property Fund.

Interior[edit]

The centre is split into many different sections, all with different types of stores and services.

These include:

  • The Corner
  • The Hive
  • Lifestyle
  • Bulky Goods Precinct
  • The Boardwalk
  • Fashion Mall
  • Centre Court
  • The Atrium
  • The Market

Majors[edit]

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Erina Ice Arena[edit]

Erina Ice Arena is an Olympic sized indoor ice skating rink located within the Erina Fair complex. It serves as the home ice rink of the Central Coast Rhinos. The ice rink features a 60m x 30m ice sheet and a large grandstand for spectators at major events and ice hockey games. There are many function and party rooms. The rink is also home to the Central Coast Figure Skating Club and the Central Coast Ice Speed Skating Club.

Restaurants and dining[edit]

A range of restaurants are present at Erina Fair. The Atrium is host to a variety of fast-food outlets and The Hive has many restaurants including GPK, San Churro and the Austrian Schnitzel Haus.

Access and parking[edit]

Parking[edit]

Erina Fair has over 4500 parking spaces, of which 860 are undercover. There are three multi-level carparks as well as outdoor parking. The carpark can be accessed from Terrigal Drive, Karalta Road or Penrose Crescent.

Public transport[edit]

Erina Fair is located approximately 5 km from Gosford railway station with bus connections to the centre. Erina Fair is serviced by many routes from Busways and Red Bus Services. Their bus services provide access to Erina Fair from Gosford, Terrigal and Green Point, as well as many other suburbs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Number of Stores in Erina Fair". 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  2. ^ The GPT Group - Retail
  3. ^ "Lend Lease Erina Fair Factbook". Lend Lease Corporation. 
  4. ^ "WestfieldTuggerah is owned by WestfieldTrust". Westfield Group. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Construction News - Westfield Tuggerah". Burnett. 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Lend Lease Erina Fair Statistics". Lend Lease Corporation. Retrieved September 2007. 
  7. ^ "Prime Minister John Howard with Danielle Whittaker during a visit to Erina Fair". Melbourne: The Age Newspaper. 2007-11-06. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 

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