Botany Town Centre

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Botany Town Centre
LocationEast Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates36°56′01″S 174°54′47″E / 36.933712°S 174.913167°E / -36.933712; 174.913167Coordinates: 36°56′01″S 174°54′47″E / 36.933712°S 174.913167°E / -36.933712; 174.913167
AddressCorner Ti Rakau Drive and Chapel Road
Opening dateMay 2001; 18 years ago (2001-05)
ManagementAMP Capital
OwnerCanadian interests[1]
No. of stores and services200+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area62,700 m2 (675,000 sq ft)[1]

Botany Town Centre is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It has more than 200 stores[1] spread across three complexes, including restaurants and entertainment buildings such as cinemas. It is situated at the corner of Ti Rakau Drive and Chapel Road in the suburb of East Tamaki, and was opened in 2001.[2][3]

The centre has faced competition since the 2006 opening of the nearby Sylvia Park shopping centre in Mount Wellington, which was built as an enclosed mall. However, Botany Town Centre sees its town centre format as its strength, and considers that elements such as doctors' premises and a library make Botany more attractive.[4]

In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Botany Town Centre received three-and-a-half stars, just under the maximum rating of four stars, based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects.[5]

On 2 May 2019, the first stage of a three-area redevelopment was opened. When fully open, the redevelopment will take the centre's size to 62,700 square metres.[6]

Busway access[edit]

A busway station is planned for the town centre, as the terminus for the Eastern Busway rapid transit link to Panmure railway station.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Botany Town Centre starting its $78m expansion". 18 February 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Botany Town Centre Heralds Retail Future". Scoop Independent News – 3 May 2001. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Botany Town Centre". Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  4. ^ South, Gill (4 November 2007). "Makeover of the shopping mall". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  5. ^ Gibson, Anne (7 July 2008), From 'yahoo' to ho hum - how the shopping malls rate, The New Zealand Herald
  6. ^ "Botany Town Centre unveils the first stage of its $78m redevelopment". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Second stage of long-term Auckland Transport project to start this year". 26 March 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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