|Location||Glendale, New South Wales, Australia|
|Opening date||March 1996|
|No. of stores and services||~70+ |
|Total retail floor area||55,013 m2 (592,155 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||1|
|Information from Stockland.|
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
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. The centre was valued at A$55.5 million on completion in March 1996.
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. Several of these routes also link the centre to Cardiff railway station about four kilometres away.
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.
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. These plans have since been shelved since that teams' relocation to Singapore.
Major retailers within the centre include:
- Best & Less
- Coles (5,109m2)
- Event Cinemas (5,324m2)
- Harris Farm Markets
- JB Hi Fi
- Kmart (6,425m2)
- Target (8,522m2)
- Woolworths (4,952m2)
Major Food Restaurants
Major food retailers within the centre include:
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- Route 226 replaced the 101 route from November 30, 2008.
- Newcastle Buses & Ferries
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