- Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
infobox shopping mall
shopping_mall_name = Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Indooroopilly, Brisbane Australia
coordinates = coord|27|30|00|S|152|58|20|E|display=inline,title
opening_date = 1970
The Westfield Group(Until 2000)
manager = Lend Lease [ [http://www.lendlease.com/llweb/llc/main.nsf/all/ob_retail_ap Retail Asia Pacific] ]
Eureka Funds Managementcite web
title=ARIA Property Fund
publisher=Eureka Funds Management
number_of_stores = 249 (215 specialities, 34 kiosks)
number_of_anchors = 7
floor_area = 84,516 m²
floors = 4
website = http://www.indooroopillyshopping.com.au/
parking = Approx 3,900 spaces
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is a major regional shopping centre in the western suburb of
Indooroopilly, which is located in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the largest shopping centre in the western suburbs of Brisbane, by gross lettable area, and contains the only Myerstore in that region. cite web
The centre was constructed and opened in 1970 by the
The Westfield Group. At its opening, it was reputedly the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere. cite web
accessdate=2008-03-26] This title has since been overtaken by newer centres. The centre has undergone extensive renovations since its opening. Some of these include an 8 screen cinema complex operated by
Birch Carroll and Coylein 1987, the addition of a third level in 1990, a refurbishment of the entire centre in 1995 and the extension and upgrade of the cinema complex into a 16 screen (including Gold Class) Megaplex in 1998. Until 2000, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre was known as Westfield Shoppingtown Indooroopilly.
In 2000, The Westfield Group sold its 50% joint venture stake in the centre to Commonwealth Funds Management (CFM) for $300 million. [ [http://www.westfield.com/corporate/newsroom/announcements/trust_archive/2000/03-10-00.html WESTFIELD TRUST TO SELL 50% STAKE IN INDOOROOPILLY FOR $300M] ] CFM, through its management of the Commonwealth Property Fund (CPF), was the other partner in the joint venture, owning the other 50% stake and giving them full ownership of the centre as a result of the sale. In 2005, CPF (while managed by
Colonial First StateProperty) sold 50% of the centre to the Public Sector and Commonwealth Superannuation Schemes (PSS/CSS). cite web
title=Property fund cashes in more of its assets
publisher=Sydney Morning Herald
accessdate=2008-03-26] Today, the centre is owned by
Eureka Funds Management, as trustee of both CPF and PSS/CSS.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is home to a large number of retail shops and is one of the main fashion locations in Brisbane. Major retailers include Best & Less,
Harvey Norman, Kmart, Myer, Target and Woolworths.
Fashion retailers include
Country Road, Sportsgirl, Esprit, Just Jeans, Supre. Homeware retailers include Trendy, Home, Storage Space, Robins Kitchen and Taj Mahal. Telecommunication retailers include Allphones, Optus World, Telstra Shop, Crazy Johns, Vodafone Shop, 3 Shop, and Fone Zone, as well as two kiosks, B Shop and Telechoice.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has a BCC Megaplex and a large food court at the rear of the 3rd level with vendors such as
McDonalds, KFC, Hungry Jacks, Oporto and Subway. Cafes and other food vendors are also spread across the centre.
The shopping centre is well serviced by public and private transport. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre contains the bus interchange that acts as a hub for bus services in the western suburbs. The Indooroopilly railway station is located in walking distance from the shopping centre. Extensive car parks, with access from all sides of the shopping centre provide convenient access for cars. Bicycle racks are provided around the entrances to the shopping centre.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre contains an office tower, housing a number of professional suites, such as health-care, accounting, and others. The centre is home to the Indooroopilly branch of the
Brisbane City CouncilLibrary and contains an Australia Postoffice. There are also branches for Medicare and Medibank Private.
David Jones has expressed its interest in opening a store in the centre. [ [http://businesssunday.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=92852 Retail blues] ] Land to the immediate south of the centre is believed to have been earmarked for a possible expansion of the centre, adding a piazza or town square-style precinct. This would involve the partial closure of several streets, such as Stamford and Grosvenor Roads. cite web
title=Roads key to piazza
List of shopping centres in Australia
* [http://www.indooroopillyshopping.com.au/ Official Shopping Centre Website]
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