Stockland North Shore
THE region’s next major shopping centre opens at Stockland’s $ 1 billion master-planned North Shore community today.
The nationally listed property group has developed the $ 25 million Stockland North Shore, a 5600sq m neighbourhood centre – the first stage of what is destined to become a 40,000sq m sub-regional centre ranking alongside Stockland Townsville, Castletown and Willows.
The centre is anchored by a new concept Woolworths store. It has 13 specialty stores and 600sq m of two level commercial office space on Main Street where North Shore’s Town Centre is being developed.
Stockland CEO, Commercial Property, John Schroder, who will j oi n Mayor Les Tyrell to officially open the centre today, said it was another example of Stockland’s commitment to the region and to delivering infrastructure early in the development of North Shore to help meet the needs of a rapidly growing community.
Stockland is part-way through a $ 180 million redevelopm ent of the Stockland Townsville shopping centre to accommodate a Myer department store.
‘‘ This is the first step in creating a shopping, business and entertainment heart for residents of North Shore and we’re optimistic about the success of future expansions to the centre,’’ Mr Schroder said.
‘‘ We are committed t o building a community that has it all.
The centre’s tenants include a new style cafe called Millie J & Co by local retailer Cafe Bambini, hairdresser Brigotz Hair, North Shore News, United Discount Chemist and r eal est at e agency Remax Connection.
Other tenants include the Commonwealth Bank, Flight Centre, Civic Video, BWS, Angliss Meats and Wide Bay Australia.
Stockland’s North Queensland development team and the North Shore Residential Sales and Information Centre are commercial office tenants.
The centre received Stockland’s first 4 Star Green Star design rating for a shopping centre because of its sustainable design and construction practices.
More than 80 per cent of materials used in construction included a recycled component, while the centre will provide for more efficient use of water and a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The launch follows the opening of St Clares, the first of four schools planned for the community, which welcomed its first students this year and the opening of major road North Shore Boulevard last year.
Stockland and its home builder partners will open the largest display village in North Queensland this weekend, when it launches the new 24-home Living Display Centre. As part of the opening celebrations, a family fun day featuring Dora the Explorer will be held on Main Street on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
STAGE ONE: Debi Polcher, Centre Manager and Robert Fleming, Developmental Manager at the new centre