Westfield Bondi Junction
|Location||Bondi Junction, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|No. of stores and services||499|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||126,895 m2 (1,365,890 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||8 (Parking and Retail)|
The six-level complex, notable for its modern structure and retail mix, has several anchor tenants including David Jones and Myer department stores, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, an Event Cinemas complex, as well as a flagship Harvey Norman store.
Westfield Bondi Junction is built on land that was originally occupied by three separate retail establishments. The oldest of these was a Grace Bros. store, opened in 1933 and continued to be occupied until the redevelopment. The land was also occupied by the Carousel Centre which had opened in the 1970s and Bondi Junction Plaza. In 1994 Westfield bought a controlling stake in Bondi Junction Plaza from AMP and renamed it Westfield Bondi Junction Plaza. In 2000, Westfield purchased the Carousel Centre and the remaining stake in Bondi Junction Plaza.
The redevelopment took six years for approval to be gained due to the site being located on the border of Waverley and Woollahra local government areas. In 1997 the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, Craig Knowles, approved the initial concept for a redeveloped shopping centre. Following the purchase of the Carousel Centre in 2000, a new expanded scheme was submitted for approval. In 2001 the New South Wales Minister for Planning, Frank Sartor approved the development despite the two councils objections. The scale of the development was the main reason for the delayed approval process. This included four levels of parking and two levels of shops underground reaching 25 metres below as well as three levels of shops and four levels of parking above ground. In addition a 70-metre tunnel and a 12 metre wide double storey pedestrian bridge above ground. The redevelopment incorporates 458 retailers and was completed in August 2004. As of July 2014, this shopping centre is now under Scentre Group management.
Westfield Bondi Junction has been blamed for the downturn in trade in surrounding shopping hubs. The nearby Oxford Street, in Paddington is one example. Retail trade in that location dropped 30% in the four months after the opening of the shopping centre with other locations in Double Bay and Woollahra experiencing similar downturn in trade.
Westfield Bondi Junction is statistically notable among the international portfolio of the Scentre Group. The centre had the highest sales internationally among the group for the 2005 calendar year.
- Number of Shops: 445 shops (3rd)
- Area: 104,000m² 
- Sales: A$754 million (1st)
- Book Value: A$1,502 million (1st)
- Value per Area: A$11,517.45m² (2nd)
Access and transport
Westfield has 3,183 parking spaces available to customers. It also has buses to the City, Bondi Beach, Coogee, Eastgardens, Sydney Airport, Rockdale, Campsie, Burwood, Maroubra and trains to Kings Cross, Town Hall, Central, Cronulla, Waterfall, Wollongong and Kiama on The South Coast and Illawarra and Eastern Suburbs lines.
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