New Westfield shopping centre to open in Brisbane
07 August 2003
Westfield will open a new $75 million shopping centre in Brisbane, Westfield North Lakes, on Thursday August 7.
The first ‘green field’ centre to be built and opened by Westfield in nearly 8 years, Westfield North Lakes is located in Brisbane’s Mango Hill and comprises 25 000 square metres of leasable area. It will offer a comprehensive retail selection, including Coles, Target, more than 70 specialty stores, a food court, a fresh food market, restaurants, hotel and parking for more than 1450 cars.
Situated 25kms north of Brisbane, Westfield North Lakes has been designed to cater to a trade area of approximately 117 000 people. One of Brisbane’s fastest-growing regions, North Lakes is forecast to attract nearly one quarter of Brisbane’s population growth over the next decade.
The new shopping centre is Stage One of a Westfield master-planned 25 hectare precinct that will eventually include 20 000 square metres of bulky goods space and 60 000 square metres of retail. The precinct is incorporated into a residential development comprising more than 8000 homes, roads, parks, bikeways, lakes, a golf course and a business park.
Westfield North Lakes will offer its immediate community a convenient and attractive retail centre, while also providing an outdoor lifestyle precinct that includes dining facilities such as family restaurants and cafes.
Westfield Chief Operating Officer Robert Jordan said Westfield North Lakes would become the hub for the fast-growing outer northern region of Brisbane.
“Westfield North Lakes will be the nucleus of its new community, and will provide the area with a focal point that will be both a social and commercial destination. The shopping centre will function as a regional drawcard to both its immediate community and the district at large, and will be a town centre for the outer northern regions of Brisbane.”
The opening of Westfield North Lakes will be officially celebrated with a morning tea, to be attended by Councillor Yvonne Chapman, Mayor of Pine Rivers Shire Council, and other local dignitaries.