Westfield announces plans for a town centre at Helensvale

12 November 2001

Countries: Australia

Westfield has lodged a new application today with the Gold CoastCity Council to develop a Town Centre at Helensvale.

The application outlines the development of two principlecomponents, which will make up the Town Centre; a main streetprecinct and a new shopping centre.

The proposed development will comprise total retail floor space of34,600 square metres.

The Town Centre project will complement the significant StateGovernment investment already made in both railway and roadinfrastructure at Helensvale. The proposed main street precinctwill be linked with the existing transport interchange atHelensvale railway station and the centre will be highly accessiblevia the new Pacific Motorway and Gold Coast Highway.

It is expected that the project will create approximately 2,600direct jobs during both the construction and operationalphases.

Design and urban form have been developed after extensiveconsultation with Council over the past 18 months and the design ofthe centre conforms with Council’s new draft Local Area Plan forHelensvale.

Westfield Joint Chief Operating Officer Mr Bob Jordan said theproject would provide social and economic benefits for the localcommunity.

“We believe the unique main street precinct will become thesocial and commercial hub for the local communities, Mr Jordansaid.

“Westfield is excited about the opportunity to provide the peopleof Helensvale with a first-class retail and social destinationwhich will be the first of its kind on the Gold Coast,” hesaid.

“We believe our application will meet the expectation of Counciland are confident that Council will want to ensure the Helensvaleand surrounding communities benefit from this Town Centre,” hesaid.