Monday, November 30, 2015

Expansion for Leopold

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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 redevelopment

Geelong Advertiser

Gateway Plaza is undergoing a $72 million redevelopment.
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.


Blogger James Styles said...

It's a Start at Least, Come the Second Expansion, We'll might see Big W and Woolworths come plus Cinemas which are Badly Needed because the CBD and Waurn Ponds have them and Leopold Residents have to Drive for the New Release Fix.

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