Westfield Tuggerah

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Westfield Tuggerah
Opening date 19 October 1995
Owner The Westfield Group
No. of stores and services 267 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 82,274 square metres (885,590 sq ft)[2]
No. of floors 2
Website westfield.com/tuggerah

Westfield Tuggerah is a shopping centre located at Tuggerah on the Central Coast of New South Wales approximately 5 km south of the Wyong CBD. The complex was constructed in 1995. The centre completed a large upgrade in 2005 and is now host to 245 stores plus an 8 cinema Event Cinemas complex, including a V-Max Theatre. It is currently the second largest shopping centre on the Central Coast after Erina Fair.[3][4] The Centre is also home to the Tuggerah branch of the Wyong Shire Council Library system.[5]

Design and layout[edit]

Originally a single storey shopping complex with roof-top and extensive ground level car parking, in 2006 several second-storey stores were opened including the ALDI supermarket.

In 2008, Wyong Shire Council approved plans for a $75 million extension to create a full two-level mall. The expansion added 40 stores including an additional 678 parking spaces. [6] [7]

In September 2009, Myer announced that a new store will be opening in the centre by the end of 2013. The store will be two levels and approximately 12,000 square meters.[8]

Majors[edit]

Access[edit]

Rail[edit]

It is approximately 200 metres from Tuggerah station, on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line. The station is serviced by trains which run between Sydney and Wyong and Newcastle, as well as local trains starting at Gosford.

Road[edit]

Westfield Tuggerah is located adjacent to a major Tuggerah / Wyong exit from the M1 Motorway . [9]

Bus[edit]

Westfield Tuggerah is serviced by many bus routes operated by Busways, Red Bus Services & Coastal Liner Coaches.

History[edit]

The land that Westfield Tuggerah occupies was a vacant paddock with no houses or buildings around it until 1995 when it was turned into a major shopping centre. The centre opened as a single-story complex on 19 October 1995.[10]

Westfieled Tuggerah is credited with commencing the commercial redevelopment of the Tuggerah area, including Tuggerah Business Park and other similar commercial zones[11]

A second level was added in 2006. In completing the extension, a man was electrocuted and killed during October 2004. His death caused the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to attack work safety laws, claiming this was another unneeded death on the worksite.[12][13][14]

The upgraded center now contains 245 stores, including major retail chains and supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles, David Jones, Big W as well as most major fast food retailers. It is the second largest shopping mall in the region after Erina Fair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westfield
  2. ^ Westfield Tuggerah Portfolio
  3. ^ "WestfieldTuggerah is owned by WestfieldTrust". Westfield Group. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Construction News - Westfield Tuggerah". Burnett. 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  5. ^ "ABS Library Extension Program Libraries NSW - Wyong Shire Library". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2005-12-09. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Tuggerah extension gets green light". Australian Financial Review. 2008-02-19. 
  7. ^ "Westfield centre plans expansion". Daily Telegraph. 2008-02-12. 
  8. ^ Greenblat, Eli (2008-09-28). "Prospectus out: Myer prices shares". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  9. ^ UBD Ltd (2006). "Online map". whereis.com. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  10. ^ "Many changes as Westfield turns 10". Central Coast Express. 2005-10-19. 
  11. ^ "Tuggerah wins as firms move out of city". Sydney Morning Herald. 2002-04-06. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  12. ^ "Business group attacks safety laws". The Age (Melbourne). 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  13. ^ "Construction union volunteers help Portuguese widow". Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  14. ^ "Memorial unveiling for father killed at Westfield Tuggerah". Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union. 2006-10-21. Retrieved 2006-11-23. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°18′31″S 151°24′43″E / 33.30863056°S 151.41205°E / -33.30863056; 151.41205