Stockland will commence construction on a $37 million project to expand and upgrade Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat, with work to begin on 6 July 2017.
The redevelopment will see Stockland construct 6,700 square metres of new retail floor space, with a focus on youth fashion, casual dining and everyday convenience.
Upon completion the centre will feature over 100 retailers, reaffirming its position as the largest enclosed shopping destination in the area. Stockland will also add an additional 50 new carparking spaces taking the total to over 1,200.
At the heart of upgrade will be a new full-line 3,800 square metre Woolworths and an adjoining BWS liquor store. The supermarket will offer the latest fresh food innovations, including an artisan delicatessen and on site bakery.
Customers will also enjoy a range of new tastes and flavours with a laneway dining precinct to be added as part of the redevelopment. The new foodie hub will offer indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of casual dining choices including cafes and restaurants.
The improvements will create a destination for the community to enjoy relaxed lunches and entertaining nights out, which will be unlike anything else currently on offer in Ballarat. Ballarat has been identified as one of the largest and fastest growing regional cities in Victoria with its population expected to reach 139,650 by 2031.