Highpoint Shopping Centre
Highpoint Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre located in Maribyrnong, Victoria, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The centre has over 400 stores including a four-level Myer department store, Target, Big W, Harris Scarfe, Safeway supermarket, Best and Less, Rebel Sport, Toys R Us, JB Hi-Fi, a Borders bookshop, a 17 screen Hoyts cinema and an IMAX theatre. It is the largest shopping centre serving Melbourne's western and north western suburbs, an area with a population of at least half a million people. Highpoint is Victoria's fifth-largest shopping centre and the 10th-largest in Australia, with an annual turnover of $778 million and over 15 million shoppers visiting each year.

Highpoint is built on a hill which looks out over the Maribyrnong River to Melbourne's CBD, hence its name. An anti-aircraft battery operated on the site during World War II for protection of the surrounding military bases and ammunition works in Maidstone and Maribyrnong. The 50-acre site was previously a quarry, as can be seen by the quarry cliff face walls of the lower carparks. The land was sold by the City of Essendon for $1.85 million in April 1971, with permission required also from the City of Sunshine as the quarry was also located in that local government area. Construction of the initial stage of the shopping complex cost $11 million. Named originally "Westland Shopping Centre" then "Highpoint West Shopping Centre" it was later renamed "Highpoint City Shopping Centre". It is now simply marketed as "Highpoint". It is sometimes humorously referred to as Knifepoint.

Highpoint has 126,000 m² of floor space on four levels. By 2013 the addition of David Jones and an extra 100 shops will expand the total retail space to 156,000 sq m.
  • Youth & Entertainment
  • Hoyts Cinema Complex
  • Rebel Sport
  • Best & Less
  • Safeway
  • Harris Scarfe
  • Howards Storage World
  • New Food Court
  • BigW
  • Target
  • Professional suites
  • Centre management
Opposite the main Highpoint centre on Rosamond Road there are a large number of other stores and businesses, including Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith Powerhouse, another JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, an AMF Bowling center, The Good Guys and a large number of homeware and furniture retailers in a section called "Homemaker City" such as Freedom and Barbeques Galore. One of the branches of Maribyrnong Library Service is located at the front of the shopping centre on Rosamond Rd.

Until 2006, Highpoint was wholly owned by Melbourne's Besen family (also owners of the Sussan retail chain). In March 2006, the GPT (General Property Trust) Group purchased a 50% stake and management rights in the centre for about A$621.2 million.

There are no trains in the area. Melbourne tram route 82 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) while Melbourne tram route 57 (West Maribyrnong to City) is 450 metres away on Raleigh Rd. Highpoint Shopping Centre is serviced by the following bus routes:
  • 215 Caroline Springs
  • 223 Williamstown Road, Yarraville
  • 406 Footscray - Keilor East (Footscray is 4km away)
  • 407 Avondale Heights
  • 408 St. Albans
  • 468 Essendon
Bicycle racks can be found at both the "Atrium Level 2" and the "Riverbank" entrances.

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