Macquarie Centre facts for kids
Macquarie Centre Main Entrance
|Location||Macquarie Park, New South Wales|
|Management||AMP Capital Shopping Centres|
|No. of stores and services||390|
|No. of anchor tenants||8|
|Total retail floor area||135,083m²|
|No. of floors||4|
AMP Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund No. 2 wholly owns the centre after an ownership agreement was reached with former co-owner Westfield Management Limited in 2012.
It is the regional shopping centre for the Northern Suburbs.
The Epping to Chatswood rail link offers frequent train services to Macquarie University station located directly next to Macquarie Centre.
Macquarie Centre currently has bus connections to the Sydney CBD, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Chatswood, Mona Vale, Pyrmont, Parramatta, Blacktown, Auburn, Top Ryde, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Eastwood, Strathfield, as well as local surrounding suburbs. Majority of its bus services are located in Herring Road in front of the shopping centre's main entrance.
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.
- Myer Department Store
- David Jones Department Store
- Big W Discount Department Store
- Target Discount Department Store
- Aldi Supermarket
- Coles Supermarket
- Woolworths Supermarket
- Event Cinemas
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