|Opening date||19 October 1995|
|Owner||The Westfield Group|
|No. of stores and services||267 |
|No. of anchor tenants||7|
|Total retail floor area||82,274 square metres (885,590 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||2|
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. The Centre is also home to the Tuggerah branch of the Wyong Shire Council Library system.
Design and layout
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.
- David Jones department store (2 floors)
- Big W discount store 6,900m2
- Target discount store 9,000m2
- Woolworths supermarket - 16 Aisles
- Coles supermarket - 12 Aisles
- ALDI supermarket
- Dan Murphy's liquor store
- JB Hi-Fi
- HS (Harris Scarfe) Home
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.
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.
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.
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.
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