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Sunshine Plaza Expansion - Open for Christmas!

Thurs Oct 25 2018 | Source: Lendlease's Sunshine Plaza

The first retail stage of the $420 million redevelopment opened to the public on Thursday 15 November, in time for Christmas shopping.

The opening revealed a fully refurbished Myer and a range of exciting new brands such as Harry Hartog, Tigerlily, T2, Politix, Secrets, Charcoal and Bras N Things.

In addition to new brands opening, some existing retailers will relocate to the new mall as part of development works, taking the opportunity to introduce their latest concept fit-outs to Sunshine Plaza. 

A number of existing centre upgrades were revealed, including the refurbished Food Court, interior ambience upgrades and a custom made internal kids play area with a nautical theme and the addition of new custom seating areas at the bridge link on the ground level. Two new food and beverage offers have opened opposite the kids play area.

The centre will also open more than 200 new parking spaces in the Myer rooftop car park, with direct access into the new mall.

The second and final stage of the redevelopment is set to delivered before Easter 2019, whcih will feature the region’s first David Jones, a new Big W, approximately 60 specialty stores and new alfresco dining along Cornmeal Promenade.

Outdoor waterfront dining and leisure precient along Cornmeal Creek will further enhance the ‘indoor / outdoor’ experience at Sunshine Plaza. 

Subject to DA approval, it is anticipated the High Ropes course will also be delivered before Easter 2019. 

Works on the external Riverwalk precinct will continue both pre and post-Christmas, revitalizing the boardwalks with new covered walkways, enhancing landscaping, installing a new water feature and additional customer rest zones.

Sunshine Plaza Flythrough - November 2017 from Sunshine Plaza on Vimeo.

The final expansion will see centre expand from 73,000 square metres to over 107,000 square metres becoming the largest retail centre north of Brisbane. 

The enhanced retail mix will include the region’s first David Jones department store, a new BIGW, a fully refurbished Myer, over 100 new specialty stores and provision for large format fashion operators, bringing highly sought-after fashion brands to the Sunshine Coast. 

The redevelopment will also include car parking improvements to ensure convenient access, with two new multi-level car parks and over 1400 additional new car spaces, taking the total number of spaces to nearly 5,000. 

Redevelopment highlights:
      •       Over 34,000sqm of additional retail space
      •       Over 1,400 additional parking spaces including two new multi-level car parks, taking the total number of spaces to nearly 5,000
      •       A new 8,000sqm David Jones department store
      •       A refurbished Myer
      •       A 6,500sqm BIG W
      •       A new high ropes course, incorporating 10 ziplines*
*subject to DA and authority approvals

On completion of the redevelopment in early 2019, customers can enjoy the new super-regional shopping centre with the region's first David Jones, H&M, a new Big W, Cornmeal Promenade dining precinct and over 100 specialty stores, bringing highly sought-after fashion brands to the Sunshine Coast.