Stockland Glendale

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Stockland Glendale
Location Glendale, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 32°56′04″S 151°38′33″E / 32.9345°S 151.6424°E / -32.9345; 151.6424
Opening date March 1996
Developer Stockland
Owner Stockland
No. of stores and services ~70+ [1]
Total retail floor area 55,013 m2 (592,155 sq ft)[2]
No. of floors 1
Parking 2,338
Website stockland.com.au
Information from Stockland.[3]

Stockland Glendale is a major shopping centre located in Glendale, a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.[4]

It is located on Lake Road, Glendale, on a 19.6-hectare (48.4-acre) parcel of land, and primarily serves the Lake Macquarie region to the southwest of Newcastle.

History and development[edit]

Stockland released a concept plan for the Glendale Super Centre in 1994. It was being developed as a US-style power centre consisting of category killer traders, where tenants traded in an open-air environment and there was no internal malls. The tenants listed in the proposal included Target, Woolworths, Franklins Big Fresh, Homeart, World 4 Kids and Best & Less, and room had been provided for about 50 specialty stores, including free-standing fast food outlets.[5][6] The centre was valued at A$55.5 million on completion in March 1996.

In December 2005, Stockland completed an 8,749 square metres (94,173 sq ft) expansion to the centre, adding a Kmart and 19 specialty stores.[3]

Annual turnover at the centre for 2007 was A$261.2 million, with a book value of $220 million.[3]

Transport[edit]

The centre is directly serviced by Newcastle Buses and Ferries bus routes 226,[7] 334, 339 and 363,[8] and by Hunter Valley Buses routes 262, 263, 267, 268, 270 and 271.[9]

Stockland Glendale is a terminus for most of these routes, and it is used as a major bus interchange, with tickets being transferable between buses at that stop.[citation needed] Several of these routes also link the centre to Cardiff railway station about four kilometres away.

Facilities[edit]

The centre is also home to the Hunter Sports Centre, which consists of an athletics track and indoor sports centre. It was built in 1998 at a cost of A$8.4 million, much of which was funded by the City of Lake Macquarie and the Government of New South Wales, and opened in February 1999 with a view to the upcoming 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 140 kilometres (87 mi) away.[10]

Previously there were plans for a new indoor basketball stadium to be constructed at the centre for the primary use of the Hunter Pirates NBL franchise.[11] These plans have since been shelved since that teams' relocation to Singapore.[citation needed]

Major Retailers[edit]

Stockland Glendale's southern end.

Major retailers within the centre include:

Major Food Restaurants[edit]

Major food retailers within the centre include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glendale Shopping Center Stockland Australia, retrieved 12 January 2012
  2. ^ Stockland Property Portfolio
  3. ^ a b c Stockland (30 June 2007). Stockland Property Portfolio. p. 43. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Lake Macquarie City Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Bulky goods retailing turns to power". Australian Property News. 23 May 1996. 
  6. ^ Stockland (31 July 1995). "Stockland Trust Group - Announcement". Australian Securities Exchange. 
  7. ^ Route 226 replaced the 101 route from November 30, 2008.
  8. ^ Newcastle Buses & Ferries
  9. ^ CDCBus Timetables and maps retrieved 12 January 2012
  10. ^ Khoury, Sarkis (4 May 1998). "Hunter region gets athletic boost". Business Sydney. p. 19. 
  11. ^ ABC Online Forum
  12. ^ a b c d e Stockland Property Portfolio 2011, page 13 retrieved 16 January 2012

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