Scentre Group today announced, in partnership with joint owner QICGRE, that its newest development, Westfield Coomera, is underway on the northern Gold Coast. Anticipated to open in late 2018, the $470 million development will bring 140 specialty stores to the area, including Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target, and an Event Cinemas complex with Gold Class.
Conveniently located just 500 metres off the Pacific Motorway (M1) and next to the Coomera train station, the 59,000 square metre centre will transform the local retail experience, delivering a new benchmark dining, lifestyle and entertainment destination for the community.
Westfield Coomera is positioned to become the heart of the booming region and will offer a vibrant social destination for the Gold Coast’s northern growth corridor. The centre will feature entertainment, dining and large open green spaces for kids to play and the local community to come together and enjoy.
A bright, alfresco dining precinct will be the perfect place for sharing a meal or spending time together, day or night. The fresh food precinct will provide a market-inspired experience, featuring everything from the weekly staples to locally grown Queensland produce.
The fashion retailer mix will be reflective of the active lifestyles of the Gold Coast and will also cater to the whole family.
“This is the first Westfield ‘greenfield’ development in more than a decade and will form part of the longer-term Coomera Town Centre project that will encompass a wide range of amenities for the local region,” said Scentre Group’s Chief Operating Officer Greg Miles.
“The future town centre will include community space, commercial, residential and mixed use elements, which will complement the retail and lifestyle destination we’re currently developing for residents of the Gold Coast’s fastest-growing region.”.
“Westfield Coomera will be a true community hub that has been curated to meet the needs of local customers whom we look forward to welcoming to the centre on its anticipated completion late next year.”
Managing Director of QIC Global Real Estate Steven Leigh said: "Together with Scentre Group, we are pleased to deliver what will be a truly transformative project within a region that continues to be recognised for its sustained growth and vibrancy.
"Our shared vision is to deliver a development that reflects the values and aspirations of the region. A focal point for the community and a place to eat, shop, socialise and dwell."
Work is currently underway, providing almost 7,500 jobs to the area during construction and in retail on completion.