There is less than one week to go until the next major milestone for the $414 million Stockland Green Hills redevelopment is unveiled to the public.
Opening on Thursday, 30 November the third stage will see Stockland Green Hills unveil a new 5,900 square metre Target, 75 specialty retailers including Lorna Jane, Universal Store and Build-A-Bear, a new food court with 12 new dining options for customers, a new inclusive children’s playground and 490 additional car parking spaces.
Stockland today hosted Jenny Aitchison MP, State Member for Maitland, on a behind the scenes hard hat tour of the new section of mall before the public opening.
Ms Aitchison said: “It is fantastic to see the Stockland Green Hills redevelopment making such great progress especially with the thousands of new construction and permanent retail jobs it is creating for Maitland businesses and the community.”
“I am pleased to see the new Stockland Green Hills coming to life, and thank Stockland for their investment and confidence in the region.”
Daniel Brabant, Stockland Development Manager, said: “We look forward to unveiling this significant next stage to the public on November 30. We’ve made great progress so far this year and we look forward to continuing to transform Stockland Green Hills into the premier retail, entertainment and casual dining destination in the Lower Hunter.”
A unique public art mural will also be unveiled on Thursday designed by local artist Ellie Hannon. The vibrant colourful artwork which will be located within the new cross mall of the shopping centre is 11 metres long and provides a modern interpretation of the Maitland River.
Daniel Brabant continues, “This beautiful mural will provide a unique focal point and point of difference for the centre, reflecting the people and environment of Maitland. Public art is another example of how we’re working to create a bigger, better and brighter Stockland Green Hills.”
Upon completion in mid-2018, the centre will feature the first new look David Jones department store in the Hunter, a new Target discount department store, 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.
The Stockland Green Hills redevelopment is on track to generate more than 2,285 jobs, including 1,350 construction jobs, 1,250 direct full time jobs in retail, customer service and hospitality, and some 1,200 flow-on jobs for local suppliers.