Macquarie Centre

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Macquarie Centre
Macquarie Centre.JPG
Macquarie Centre Main Entrance
Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales
Opening date 1981
Management AMP Capital Shopping Centres
Owner AMP Capital
No. of stores and services 390 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 8 [1]
Total retail floor area 135,083m² [1]
No. of floors 4
Parking 4,900 [1]
Public transit access Macquarie University railway station
Website www.macquariecentre.com.au
Macquarie Centre main carpark entrance on Waterloo Road
The older level 2 JB Hi-Fi store in Macquarie Centre. JB Hi-Fi has since relocated to level 4.

Macquarie Centre is a shopping centre located in the suburb of Macquarie Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and opposite Macquarie University's main campus.

The centre contains 250 retail stores over four-levels including a cinema complex, and one of only two ice rinks located in Sydney.

AMP Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund No. 2 wholly owns the centre after an ownership agreement was reached with former co-owner Westfield Management Limited in 2012.[2]

It is the regional shopping centre for the Northern Suburbs.

Transport[edit]

The Epping to Chatswood rail link offers frequent train services to Macquarie University station located directly next to Macquarie Centre.

Macquarie Centre currently has bus connections to the Sydney CBD, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Chatswood, Mona Vale, Pyrmont, Parramatta, Blacktown, Auburn, Top Ryde, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Eastwood, Strathfield, as well as local surrounding suburbs. Majority of its bus services are located in Herring Road in front of the shopping centre's main entrance.

History[edit]

Macquarie Centre was built in 1981, and has seen many renovations since. A key renovation was in 2000[citation needed] when the 'Escape' and 'Loft' areas were opened, which included a major facelift to the shopping centre's entrances, extra parking and new retail stores. These included Borders, Dick Smith Powerhouse, Freedom, new food outlets and an expansion of the Greater Union cinema complex, from 8 to 16 cinemas.

Macquarie Ice Skating Rink (located in Macquarie Centre) was used for the 1991 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.[3]

Since 5 January 2009, Macquarie Centre has implemented paid parking systems. Many of the retail shops and firms of Macquarie Centre have undergone extensions and/or renovations since early 2007.[citation needed]

In late 2012, AMP Capital Shopping Centres began work on the $440 million redevelopment, adding an entire new wing to the existing centre. This was completed in October 2014, and consists of:

  • A full line David Jones
  • A new 2 level mall linking the new David Jones with the existing centre and Myer
  • A new Fresh Food Market including Coles and Aldi
  • Approximately 130 new retail stores
  • Additional 1,050 car spaces

As a result, Macquarie Centre is now the largest shopping centre in New South Wales, is expected to reach $6 billion in spending by 2021, and can support trade for 337,770 people.[4]

Anchor tenants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Macquarie Centre". AMP Capital. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/business/westfield-amp-sign-mall-ownership-revamp-20121025-287fa.html
  3. ^ Smart, G. & Bradbury, S., Steven Bradbury: Last Man Standing, ISBN 0-9757287-8-4, 2005.
  4. ^ http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/finding/commercial-investment/retail/33501-sydney-s-largest-suburban-shopping-centre-amp-capital-s-macquarie-centre-now-open.html

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