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Througout Australia there are a large number of shopping malls owned by The Westfield Group. Generically these are known as a Westfields.

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Common Franchises[edit]

Common throughout many Westfield locations are the following outlets:

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Westfield Woden[edit]

Westfield entrance, showing the older section of building alongside the newer wing

Westfield Woden (until recently known as Woden Plaza) is located in the Woden Town Centre in the suburbs of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Initially constructed in stages during the 1970s, it underwent a major redevelopment in the late 1990s, adding on a new wing to the building called "The Market" as well as a new Hoyts 8-screen cinema complex, and refurbishment of older sections.

The Westfield Group purchased a 50% stake in the complex during 2005, with the remaining 50% still belonging to General Property Trust. Prior to Westfield taking over, the complex was managed by Lend Lease on behalf of General Property trust, and branded as Woden Plaza.

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New South Wales[edit]

Westfield Bondi Junction[edit]

Westfield Bondi Junction is a large shopping centre in Sydney's eastern suburbs of Bondi Junction. The centre is regarded as an upscale shopping centre, with over half of its 330 stores being names like Max Mara and Armani Exchange. Many of these stores are firsts for Australia, or if not New South Wales or Westfield. [citation needed]

Stores

The centres major retailers include:

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Westfield Burwood[edit]

Westfield Burwood is located in Sydney's Inner West suburb of Burwood. The centre currently features a 3 floor David Jones, as well as Kmart, and Target stores, both Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, a food court, around 250 specialty stores and a 12 screen Greater Union cinema complex. [1]. The food court features balcony seating overlooking Burwood Road and Burwood Park.

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Westfield Eastgardens[edit]

Westfield Eastgardens is a major Westfield shopping centre in the suburb of Pagewood in Sydney, although now the shopping centre itself and the surrounding area is commonly referred to as its own suburb of Eastgardens, separate from Pagewood and the surrounding areas of Maroubra and Hillsdale. It has a major bus stop and taxi rank, and also contains many car parking spots. In addition to the many shops, it also contains a large cinema complex and a child care centre.

Stores

Department stores

Discount department stores

Supermarkets

Other

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Westfield Hornsby[edit]

Westfield Hornsby is located in Hornsby, New South Wales. It is the oldest mall in the Westfield chain, although the first location was at Blacktown.

Construction and History The original shopping centre was opened in 1961. It received its first upgrade in 1968, followed by a further upgrade in 1976.

The latest upgrade started in 1999 with the closure and subsequent demolition of the existing Westfield centre and closure of part of the existing Northgate centre. On January 22, 2000, Westfield temporarily shut the centre to pave the way for a two-year AUD 360 million redevelopment project which doubled retail space and brought more major retailers on board, including restaurants and cinemas.

The four-stage revedelopment saw Westfield take over and incorporate the adjacent Northgate shopping centre (known for a while as Westfield Northgate) into the new centre.

  • Stage 1, the redevelopment of the Westfield Northgate side, opened on October 26, 2000. The Northgate name was dropped and it became known as part of Westfield Hornsby. The initial stage included construction of 50 specialty shops and a Coles supermarket.
  • Stage 2 opened on May 31, 2001. This was the old Westfield Hornsby side, and was physically separate from the Stage 1 deveopment until August, when the Level 1 underground walkway opened. Stage 2 included a Woolworths supermarket, more than 40 specialty shops, and two levels of parking.
  • Stage 3 was completed on September 13, 2001, with the opening of David Jones, Target, Gowings, a Food Court, and 100 specialty stores. At this stage, the centre has increased from 48,000 m² to 98,000 m².
  • The Grand Opening of the new centre was held on September 26, 2001.
  • Stage 4 opened in November and included a nine-screen cinema complex and alfresco restaurant precinct.

Stores

Besides its numerous smaller and specialty stores, Westfield Hornsby contains the following major stores:

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Westfield Hurstville[edit]

Westfield Hurstville is located in the southern Sydney suburb of Hurstville.

Stores Westfield Hurstville contains 260 retail stores including supermarkets, a fresh food market, banks, butchers, clothing shops, toy shops, department stores, a Car Wash, jewellers, a Food Court (35 food outlets in total), Optometrists, a Medical Centre, Newsagents, Medicare outlet and an occasional child care centre and small playworld.

Their major stores are:

Access Westfield Hurstville has a very large carpark. Westfield can also be accessed by rail, from Hurstville Station on the Illawarra railway line, Sydney. The station is located opposite Westfield.

Their are also bus bays in Forest Road, which is between Westfield and Hurstville Station. These bus bays provide access to and from Drummoyne, Burwood, Bankstown, Strathfield, Rockdale, Kogarah and Kingsgrove. On the opposite side of Hurstville Station (Ormonde Parade), is another set of bus bays, providing services to and from Miranda, Blakehurst and Sylvania.

The bus companies that service Hurstville Westfield include Veolia NSW, Punchbowl Buses and Sydney Buses.

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Westfield Miranda[edit]

Westfield Shopping centre, Miranda

Also known as Miranda Fair, Westfield Miranda is located in the suburb of Miranda in the Sutherland Shire,Sydney.

The street address is 600 The Kingsway, Miranda. Adjacent streets include Kiora Road, Wandella Road, Jackson Avenue and Urunga Parade.

History

Miranda Fair was originally opened in 1964 and was purchased by the Westfield Group in 1969. There have been two major renovations and extensions since then, once in 1971 and again in 1994 giving it 107,000 m2 of retail space. In both instances it was the largest shopping centre in Australia at the time the extensions were completed. For several years it was widely known as the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere.[citation needed] Since these openings, other shopping centres have been built and expanded. As of 2006 it is the 8th largest shopping centre in Australia and the 2nd largest in Sydney.

Access

There are several large car parking areas around the complex. Rail access is provided by Miranda railway station on the Illawarra railway line immediately adjacent, making it easily accessible from southern and eastern suburbs of Sydney.

There is a bus stop under cover at the main entrance on The Kingsway, as well as a terminus on Kiora Rd, which Westfield Miranda passes over. Cronulla and Caringbah are serviced by BusLink and Caringbah Bus Service buses. Sutherland, Sylvania and Hurstville are serviced by Veolia NSW services. Taren Point, Ramsgate and Rockdale are serviced by Sydney Buses services.

Stores Stores in the centre include:

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Westfield Mount Druitt[edit]

Located in Mount Druitt, the west-most suburb of Blacktown, 42km west of the Sydney CBD. Retail outlets are on the ground level, the roof is partially occupied by a cinema with the rest being available for car parking. The carpark adjoins the railway station at ground level.

As of 2006 there are 236 retail outlets.

Notably for Westfields locations in New South Wales, Westfields Mount Druitt has neither a David Jones nor a Myer store. Until 2004 there was a Myer, but it closed prior to redevelopment and as it had not met turnover objectives the lease was not retained. When the redevelopments were completed, Target became the major department store.

Major stores at the centre include:

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Westfield Parramatta[edit]

Located in Parramatta, 24km west of the Sydney CBD. It has been the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, with a net leasable area of approximately 125,000 square metres. It is built over five levels, as of June 2006 it contains approximately 560 shops.The shoppingtown is now connected to Parramatta railway station, Sydney.

It has a history of growth and redevelopment, the biggest in 1994-1996 seeing the centre increase in size from approximately 80,000 square metres to its current size.

Westfield has just recently opened its new building complex across the road

Major stores at the centre include:

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Westfield Penrith[edit]

Known as Penrith Plaza until 2005, Westfield Penrith is located in the Penrith central business district, 55km west of the Sydney CBD. Originally built in the 1970's, it underwent extensive redevelopment throughout the 1990's. It was aquired by the The Westfield Group in 2005, subsequently changing it's name to Westfield Penrith.

It is located between Penrith railway station and High Street.

It is a multi-level complex incorporating a multi-level undercover carpark.

Stores

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