WestCity Waitakere

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WestCity Waitakere
LocationHenderson, Auckland
Coordinates36°52′52″S 174°37′59″E / 36.8812°S 174.6331°E / -36.8812; 174.6331Coordinates: 36°52′52″S 174°37′59″E / 36.8812°S 174.6331°E / -36.8812; 174.6331
Opening date1974; 45 years ago
ManagementColliers International[1][2]
OwnerAngaet Group
No. of stores and services130
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area36,921 m2 (397,414 sq ft)
No. of floors3
Parking1,492 spaces
WebsiteWestCity Waitakere
Information cited above in article or from Westfield.[3]
WestCity Waitakere looking eastwards along the southern frontage.

WestCity Waitakere is a major regional shopping centre located in Henderson, a suburb of the former Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand, 15.9 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the Auckland CBD. It is immediately adjacent to Waitakere Mega Centre.

The centre has a current catchment area of 174,340 persons, and annual turnover at the centre for 2006 was $161.1 m NZD with 8.5 million visitors per year.[3]

In February 2017, it was announced that owner Scentre Group had sold the mall, at the time named Westfield WestCity, to the family-owned Australian business Angaet Group for A$147 million.[4]

History and development[edit]

The shopping centre had its origins in the 1960s, when the Henderson Borough Council established it, with the first stage opened in 1968, with a Woolworth's store as the main tenant. The second and third stages followed by 1970, and by 1974 the centre rivalled LynnMall in size.[5] In 1997, St Lukes Group redeveloped the centre and renamed it WestCity Shopping Centre,[3] a name Westfield kept (plus the standardised 'Westfield' prefix) after purchase of the property. In 2000, Westfield began a 16-month, $80 million redevelopment program. The result was the first "Street" entertainment and leisure precinct in New Zealand, launched at WestCity in July 2001.[3]

In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Westfield WestCity received three out of four stars based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects.[6] The centre was renamed WestCity Waitakere after its sale to Angaet Group in 2017.


The centre is accessible via the nearby Henderson railway station and bus services.


The centre contains the Event Cinemas 8-screen cinema.


  1. ^ "WestCity appointment follows huge sales". NZ Herald. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Auckland mall WestCity sold for A$147m". NZ Herald. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Property Portfolio - Westfield WestCity". Westfield Group. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  4. ^ "Auckland mall WestCity sold for A$147m". NZ Herald. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ A brief history of Henderson (from the Waitakere City Council website. Accessed 2008-06-07.)
  6. ^ Gibson, Anne (2008-07-07). "How your shopping mall rates against the rest". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-10-20.

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