26 November 2015

Westfield Kotara today opens its Hunter Valley-inspired outdoor dining and entertainment precinct – The Rooftop – as part of a $55 million redevelopment that includes a brand new Events Cinemas scheduled to open in December.

Featuring nine new restaurants and a performance stage, The Rooftop is an open-aired precinct built from rustic locally-sourced timber, with exposed chimneys, and a landscaped garden and play area.

The Rooftop will have a mix of restaurants operating from morning to night. Serving modern Australian and authentic international cuisines, new retailers include Criniti’s, Zeus Street Greek, Mad Mex, Lone Star Rib House, San Churro, Nando’s, Kinn Thai, Grill’d and Noodle Hut.

The Rooftop’s permanent stage and grassy areas have been designed using the relaxed Novacastrian lifestyle as its inspiration. It will allow Westfield Kotara to host a summer gig series in partnership with Newcastle LIVE (details in notes).

Scentre Group Chief Executive Office Peter Allen said ‘We’re thrilled to welcome the local community to experience The Rooftop at Westfield Kotara. Our local shoppers are at the heart of this expansion, so it is important for our new addition to reflect the relaxed and natural influences of the region we know our community enjoys most.

“We believe The Rooftop will be the go-to destination in Newcastle, truly offering something for everyone.”

This December The Rooftop will also open Event Cinemas Kotara, set to be Newcastle’s premier movie theatre with two Gold Class cinemas, 1 VMAX cinema and five traditional cinema auditoriums.

Conveniently located less than 5kms from Newcastle’s CBD, Westfield Kotara serves an emerging trade area with a population close to 390,000 people.


Performances at The Rooftop include:


Thu 26/11 Holly Who 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thu 26/11 Jake Folbigg 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sat 28/11 Loko 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Sun 29/11 Chris Ah Gee & Jazzella 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Thu 3/12 Hornet 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sun 6/12 Holly Wilson 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thu 10/12 Gareth Hudson Trio 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sun 13/12 Josh & Joey 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thu 17/12 Hummingbirds 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sun 20/12 James Osborn 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Notes to the Editor:

New Rooftop Dining Precinct:

New Restaurants:

  • Criniti’s
  • Mad Mex
  • Lone Star Rib House
  • San Churro
  • Zeus Street Greek
  • Nando’s
  • Kinn Thai
  • Grill’d
  • Noodle Hut

For more information about Westfield Kotara please visit: https://www.westfield.com.au/kotara

For further information please contact:

Julia Murray, Sibling Agency 02 8281 3210, Julia.Murray@siblingagency.com.au

Georgia Branch, Westfield PR & Social Media Manager, 02 9358 7093, gbranch@scentregroup.com


About Scentre Group:

Scentre Group (ASX Code: SCG) is the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand employing approximately 2,700 staff in Australia and New Zealand.  Scentre Group has interests in and operates 43 centres located in Australia and New Zealand, encompassing over 12,100 retail outlets and total assets under management of $40.7 billion.