Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved a $500 million redevelopment of Westfield Doncaster.
With retail space projected to increase by 43,000 sqm, Westfield Doncaster will become the third-largest shopping centre in the state, and fifth-largest in the country. It will also receive an added 18,000 sqm of commercial office space.
The upgrade, which will provide 2000 new construction jobs, will centre around a new ‘gateway’ building, which will stand up to 14 storeys high above a two-level podium of premium retail.
Accessibility to and from the centre is also set to be improved, with an expanded bus interchange, additional parking and improved pedestrian and car access within the centre included in the works.
Stewart White, Director Development of Scentre Group, said the redevelopment would capitalise on “the full potential of the site.”
The redevelopment will be delivered across three stages over a three year period.