Westfield Figtree

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Westfield Figtree
Location Figtree, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 34°26′10″S 150°51′47″E / 34.436°S 150.863°E / -34.436; 150.863
Opening date 23 September 1965
Management The Westfield Group
Owner The Westfield Group
No. of stores and services 95 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 21,688 m2 (233,448 sq ft)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking 863 Bays
Website westfield.com/figtree
Information from Westfield[1] and the City of Wollongong[2]

Westfield Figtree is a major shopping centre, located in Figtree, a suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

History and development[edit]

Westfield Figtree was opened on 23 September 1965 and started life as a neighbourhood shopping centre.[1][2]

The centre has a current catchment area of 155,045 persons, and retail spending in the catchment area estimated at A$1.6 billion (2005).[1] Annual turnover at the centre for 2008 was 167.4 million with 4.3 million visitors per year.[1] In a 2004 survey conducted by the local city council, it found that the majority of visitors to the centre were attracted by its grocery and department store offerings.[3]

Redevelopments[edit]

The centre has been redeveloped three times in its life, the first of these taking place in 1975.[2] This first redevelopment upgraded it from Neighbourhood to Regional shopping centre status, and the largest centre outside the Wollongong CBD.[2] It was again redeveloped in 1987, and 1992.[1] It has recently undergone major renovations internally and externally in 2009, with 15 new shops fitted.

Transport[edit]

The centre can be accessed by multiple transport options, including numerous Premier Illawarra public bus routes, and the nearby Unanderra and Coniston railway stations.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Major retailers[edit]

Major retailers operating within the shopping centre include;[1]

Major food restaurants[edit]

Major food retailers within the centre include;[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Property Portfolio - Westfield Figtree" (in en-au). The Westfield Group. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Figtree - history" (in en-au). City of Wollongong. Archived from the original on 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Crown Street Mall - Rates Survey 2004 and 2002 with analysis" (in en-au). Iris Research for City of Wollongong. December 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Public Transport - Westfield Figtree" (in en-au). The Westfield Group. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Dining - Westfield Figtree" (in en-au). The Westfield Group. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 

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