Woden Town Centre

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Woden Town Centre
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
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"Sculptured Form" by Margel Hinder (1970)

Woden Town Centre is the main commercial centre of the district of Woden Valley in Canberra, Australia. It is located in the Canberra suburb of Phillip.

The main shopping centre of Woden Town Centre is Westfield Woden, formerly called 'Woden Plaza' and 'Woden Shopping Square'. Westfield Woden includes major supermarkets (Woolworths and Coles), department stores such as David Jones and Big W, Hoyts cinemas and many other stores on several levels. Separate buildings house multi-storey car parks.

The Woden Town Centre also contains a police station, the Canberra College, public library, post office and health centre. Woden Bus Interchange is located in the Town Centre between Bradley and Bowes Streets.

The tallest commercial building in Canberra, the 22 story (90m high) Lovett Tower is located on Keltie Street. The Woden Town Park is located across Callam street, although infrequently used because of its location away from the major shopping areas. A number of other buildings are located in Woden mainly housing government offices including Scarborough House (14 stories and the second tallest office building in Canberra), Juliana House, Bonner House and the Alexander and Albemarle Buildings.

The existing Fishburn and Sirius Buildings were demolished in 2007-08 to make way for a new $67 million development housing some of the offices of the Department of Health and Ageing.[1]

Headquarters for the Department of Veterans Affairs and IP Australia [1] are also located in the Woden Town Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joint Standing Committee on Public Works - Report on the Fit-out of New Leased Premises for the Department of Health and Ageing in the Sirius Building, Woden Town Centre, ACT. http://www.aph.gov.au/HOUSE/committee/pwc/deptha/report.htm

Coordinates: 35°20′46″S 149°05′10″E / 35.34611°S 149.08611°E / -35.34611; 149.08611