Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair and creek.jpg
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast in Queensland
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Coordinates 28°02′12″S 153°25′39″E / 28.036683°S 153.427495°E / -28.036683; 153.427495Coordinates: 28°02′12″S 153°25′39″E / 28.036683°S 153.427495°E / -28.036683; 153.427495
Opening date 1977
Developer AMP Capital
Management AMP Capital
Owner AMP Capital
No. of stores and services Approx 300 (pre-development)
No. of anchor tenants Myer, Target,
Total retail floor area 105,524 m2 (26.076 acres) (approx)
No. of floors Up to 5
Parking n/a
Website http://pacificfair.com.au

Pacific Fair is a major shopping centre in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and was Queensland's largest regional shopping centre until 2006.

Pacific Fair opened in 1977 on what was swampland with just 96 specialty store sand two anchor tenants. Since then Pacific Fair has undergone numerous expansions and grew to have over 300 specialty stores and four anchor tenants. In January 2014 work began on a major redevelopment project to meet the predicted regional growth on the Gold Coast.

Prior to the redevelopment, the shopping centre had four main major stores including a four-level Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles and Toys "R" Us. Daimaru operated in the centre before its Australian withdrawal, albeit briefly. It also had a 12 screen Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema (due to re-open in August 2015).

Pacific Fair is a major public transport interchange on the Gold Coast, serviced by Surfside Buslines, and the G:Link(Broadbeach South station). Nearby is Jupiters Hotel and Casino and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Pacific Fair fronts Little Tallebudgera Creek and is the southern end of the Surfers Riverwalk.

This shopping centre was featured on the third season of The Mole. The assignment in that show involved contestants Pete Moore and Bob Young having to find two treasures in the shopping centre, and the other contestants were required to tail them without being caught.

Redevelopment[edit]

Work commenced in January 2014 on redeveloping and re-branding Pacific Fair. The development costing, $670 Million will bring in 120 new specialty stores including a brand new David Jones store that will span two levels and cover 14,500 sq. metres, an enlarged and relocated Target, a relocated Coles and brand new Woolworths as well as a brand new Big W. [1]

The expansion will include an outdoor leisure and entertainment precinct and increase the number of specialty stores to more than 400.[2] In November 2014, the first stage of the re-development was completed with the re-opening of the North-East Mall, with a brand new and enlarged Target, a new JB HI FI HOME store, Giant Chemist, Dick Smith, Michel's Patisserie, Polish Nails and more.

Transport[edit]

Pacific Fair is located in the heart of Broadbeach, located on Hooker Boulevard and not far from the Gold Coast Highway. Pacific Fair Bus Station, located in the centre has bus connections to Robina, Nerang and Seaworld.

Broadbeach South Station is a short walk from Pacific Fair and provides tram and bus connections.

All bus services are provided by Surfside Busline under contact by Translink.

Major Retailers[edit]

Majors:

Mini Majors:

Past Major Tenants:

  • Daimaru Department Store
  • McDonnell & East Department Store
  • Food For Less Discount Supermarket
  • Toys "R" Us

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