photos, drawings, paintings from Peceli and Wendy about Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsular
Monday, November 30, 2015
Expansion for Leopold
Leopold is a suburb of Geelong with about 10,000 people and expanding from the sea to Connewarre lake. For a time it was a quiet area of new houses but no substantial shops. Now with the development at the entrance to the suburb it will surely grow quickly. However shopping isn't the only thing to do. I would like to see more community access building programs - for learning, for social functions, even for a modern church in Leopold!
Leopold’s Gateway Plaza to be five times bigger under $72 million
A BUNNINGS Warehouse and a Kmart store will anchor the
major expansion now under way at Leopold’s Gateway Plaza.
Bunnings is scheduled to open in the middle of next
year as part of the complex’s $72 million expansion and redevelopment which
will also include discount supermarket Aldi. The major retailers will be joined
by 40 new specialty stores opening in stage two of the redevelopment, due to be
completed late next year.
The expanded shopping centre will be five times bigger than it currently
is once stages one and two of the redevelopment are finished. Vicinity Centres
senior fund manager Jason Ferris said the enlarged centre was planned to offer
the right mix of retail and services for residents now and into the future. “With
the addition of Bunnings Warehouse, Gateway Plaza Leopold will be the key
shopping destination on the Bellarine Peninsula,” Mr Ferris said.
The new plaza will have an interactive water feature and a new parents’
room will include a secure toddler play area, several private nursing booths
and a large baby change area.
There will also be a new alfresco eating area and
casual dining precinct.
Vicinity Centres estimates that once completed,
Gateway Plaza will generate at least 200 new jobs.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.