Stockland The Pines
|Location||Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia|
|Opening date||27 October 1986|
|No. of stores and services||101|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||25,260 m2 (271,900 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||1|
|Parking||1,400 (170 undercover)|
Stockland The Pines is a sub regional shopping centre located in the north-eastern suburb of Doncaster East in the city of Melbourne, Australia. The centre is approximately 19 km east of the Melbourne CBD and is situated on the corner of Blackburn and Reynolds Roads. It was opened on 27 October 1986 by the state opposition leader of the time Jeff Kennett. Amenities at Stockland The Pines include a library, community centre, medical centre, several banks, over 100 speciality stores and undercover parking.
The centre has a four bay bus stop between its southern entrance and car park. It is served by the SmartBus network (Doncaster Area Rapid Transit route group), the Manninham Loop (Routed 280 & 282) and other local bus routes. The Pines is frequently used as a park and ride by residents. It is also used by students from nearby schools as a bus interchange.
|273||Stockland The Pines||Nunawading||Donvale|
|280||Stockland The Pines||Westfield Doncaster||Tunstall Square SC|
|282||Stockland The Pines||Westfield Doncaster||Templestowe Village SC|
|286||Stockland The Pines||Box Hill||Blackburn Road|
|295||Stockland The Pines||Box Hill||Westfield Doncaster & Templestowe|
|305||Stockland The Pines||City (Lonsdale St)||King St, Bulleen & Andersons Creek Road|
|309||City (Queen St)||Donvale||Eastern Freeway, Reynolds Road & Stockland The Pines|
|901||Frankston station||Melbourne Airport||Dandenong station, Westfield Knox, Ringwood station, Stockland The Pines, Greensborough station, Epping station, & Broadmeadows station|
|905||Stockland The Pines||City (Lonsdale St)||Eastern Freeway & Templestowe|
|906||City||Warrandyte Bridge||Eastern Freeway, Blackburn Road & Stockland The Pines|
|908||Stockland The Pines||City (Lonsdale St)||Eastern Freeway & Templestowe Lower|
In 2000 the shopping centre which consisted of a Target, Safeway and 45 specialty stores with a GLA of 15,000 sqm underwent a minor cosmetic refurbishment. In 2004 the Westfield Group, who were the owner and manager of the centre at the time commenced a multi-million dollar expansion of the centre to include Coles, Aldi, 55 new speciality stores and additional car parking at the northern end of the property. In 2007 a multi-purpose community facility known as The Pines Learning and Activity Centre was opened at the back of the centre.
Opinions are mixed in relation to the expansion, with some enjoying the wider range of shops available, while others mourn the smaller, more intimate nature of Stockland The Pines before its redevelopment.
- Amcal pharmacy
- Australia Post post office
- Dick Smith electronics store
- The Reject Shop discount variety store
- Telstra T-Life telecommunications store
- Optus 'yes' Shop telecommunications store
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stockland The Pines.|
- "Stockland The Pines - Casual Mall Leasing Information". December 2012. Stockland Limited. Retrieved 09/11/2013.
- "Stockland and Westfield agree to asset swap.". 09/08/2004. Stockland Corporation Limited. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
- "The Pines Activity Centre - Structure Review Plan". Manningham City Council. Retrieved 2013-11-11.