Unleashing potential

Stockland Glendale to get $60M facelift

Stockland Glendale Artists Impression 040515
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A DA for the major redevelopment of Stockland Glendale has been submitted to Lake Macquarie Council. The $60 million expansion and redevelopment would add around 50 new specialty retailers and include a Coles expansion, an enclosed mall and a ‘‘boulevard restaurant precinct’’ with casual dining areas linking shops and a cinema. Lake Macquarie City Council is currently assessing the plan, which is expected before the Joint Regional Planning Panel soon.
 
Over the past 12 months Stockland has modified and re-worked its designs in response to feedback from customers, retailers, and Council. The most recent design modifications for the proposed redevelopment of Stockland Glendale include:
• Modifications to the dining precinct to incorporate a larger, more centrally located playground and more public space for customers to enjoy;
• Extra space for specialty stores at each end of the new mall to allow more retailers to join the centre;
• Improved layout for the proposed fresh food precinct to allow for greater circulation and enhanced connections between the dining precinct and the centre;
 
Lake Macquarie mayor Jodie Harrison has said ‘‘It’s good to see a strong show of confidence in Glendale and an investment, which will create jobs during the construction phase and full-time employment into the future.’’
She also said the investment was a ‘‘direct response’’ to the Glendale interchange proceeding.
Stockland have also agreed with Council that they will provide $3.2 million towards the $135 million transport interchange.
A $25.8 million roadworks project for the interchange will provide a second access to the shopping centre. A council report said the $3.2 million contribution would include $1 million in cash, a car park reconfiguration worth $900,000 and a land transfer to the council, worth $1.3 million, for the interchange roadworks.