Next month, Stockland will deliver a range of first class amenities ensuring the new Stockland Green Hills is an inclusive shopping centre for all.
As part of the $412 million redevelopment, Stockland will deliver brand new premium bathrooms and a Parents Room including change tables, private feeding rooms, a microwave to warm bottles and a play area for the kids. Disability amenities including an Adult Change room with an adjustable changing table and ceiling hoist will also open in September to assist carers and people with a disability.
Daniel Brabant, Development Manager at Stockland said: “We are proud to not only deliver first class retail, but also first class amenities for the people of Maitland. With 5 million customers visiting Stockland Green Hills every year, ensuring these new bathroom amenities are inclusive is one small but significant initiative in making our shopping centre a place for all customers to enjoy.”
“We sincerely thank the community for their patience and look forward to getting on with the work to deliver the best possible facilities for the community.”
In November, the centre will also open a dedicated Quiet Room designed to create a safe place for parents, carers and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), providing a calm, low sensory environment, which can be used as a retreat away from the busy shopping centre.
Daniel Brabant continues, “We believe it is important to remove the barriers experienced by the four million Australians with a disability, so they can have the same access and opportunities that we do. We are proud to be delivering the Quiet Room facility as part of the Stockland Green Hills redevelopment, allowing people with sensory disorders a safe place while shopping – making it a much less stressful experience.”
Stockland was proud to open two dedicated Quiet Rooms at Stockland Shellharbour shopping centre last year ahead of International Day of People with Disability.
These new openings at Stockland Green Hills reaffirms Stockland’s commitment to create inclusive places for the whole community by fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.
While Stockland continues to work on delivering these important features customers can access amenities in the corridor nearest to Big W (between Optus and Portmans).
Upon completion in mid-2018, the centre will more than double in size to around 74,000 square metres and will feature the first new look David Jones department store in the Hunter, a new 900 seat Hoyts cinema and around 220 tenancies with a vibrant new dining and entertainment precinct that will be the biggest and best in the region.