Macquarie Centre facts for kids
Macquarie Centre main carpark entrance on Waterloo Road
|Location||Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia|
|Address||Cnr Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113|
|Opening date||17 November 1981|
|Management||AMP Capital Shopping Centres|
|No. of stores and services||350|
|No. of anchor tenants||10|
|Total retail floor area||134,900 m2 (1,452,052 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||4|
|Public transit access||Macquarie University|
Macquarie Centre is a shopping centre in the suburb of Macquarie Park on the North Shore of Sydney and is located opposite the main campus of Macquarie University.
The Metro North West Line offers frequent services to Macquarie University station directly next to Macquarie Centre with trains running from Tallawong to Chatswood.
Macquarie Centre has bus connections to the Sydney CBD, North Shore and Northern Sydney, as well as local surrounding suburbs. It is served by Busways, Forest Coach Lines, Hillsbus, Transit Systems and Transdev. The majority of its bus services are located in Herring Road in front of the shopping centre's main entrance.
Macquarie Centre also has multi level car parks with 4,900 spaces.
Macquarie Centre was built in 1981, and has seen many renovations since. A key renovation was in 2000 when the 'Escape' and 'Loft' areas were opened, which included a major facelift to the shopping centre's entrances, extra parking and new retail stores. These included Borders, Dick Smith Powerhouse, Freedom, new food outlets and an expansion of the Greater Union cinema complex, from 8 to 16 cinemas.
Macquarie Ice Skating Rink (located in Macquarie Centre) was used for the 1991 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
Since 5 January 2009, Macquarie Centre has implemented paid parking systems. Many of the retail shops and firms of Macquarie Centre have undergone extensions and/or renovations since early 2007.
In late 2012, AMP Capital Shopping Centres began work on the $440 million redevelopment, adding an entire new wing to the existing centre. This was completed in October 2014, and consists of:
- A full line David Jones
- A new 2 level mall linking the new David Jones with the existing centre and Myer
- A new Fresh Food Market including Coles and Aldi
- Approximately 130 new retail stores
- Additional 1,050 car spaces
As a result, Macquarie Centre is now the largest shopping centre in New South Wales, is expected to reach $6 billion in spending by 2021, and can support trade for 337,770 people.
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