Westfield Carindale
Westfield Carindale was until late 2006 Brisbane's largest shopping centre at 116,884m 2 or 1,258,139ft 2 , and is located in the suburb of Carindale, east of Brisbane. The centre was first opened in late 1979. The renovated and extended Westfield Chermside on the north side over took the title of largest shopping centre in Brisbane. Management and the Centre Name/Branding of the centre was handed over to the Westfield Group (from Suncorp) in 1999 The Centre is still owned by Suncorp and the Carindale Property Trust. The centre contains a three level Myer department store and a 2 level David Jones department store as well as Big W and Target discount department stores. The centre also contains Woolworths, Supa IGA and Aldi supermarkets and an eight cinema Birch Carroll & Coyle cinema complex. JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport and Best and Less also have stores operating here. The centre contains 284 specialty stores and over 5,500 car parking spaces. Other features include a large food court, Brisbane City Council Library, a town square, and Hotel Carindale. It was the first centre in Queensland to have 2 Major Department Stores in the one centre. After the 1999 renovation, part of this carpetting and skylights were removed due to maintenance and economical issues. Carindale Interchange is a major transport hub for the area, providing access to three major universities, the Redland Shire and the Brisbane CBD. The proposed future Eastern Busway will provide extra and more efficient public transport.

Westfield Carindale has just embarked upon a $300 million redevelopment with the addition of approximately 22,000 sqm of retail to be added to the centre. The project will add over 120 new retail tenancies in a new 2 level parallel mall, a new full-line Coles Supermarket and a larger relocated Target Department Store. The new development will feature a strong focus on Australian and International fashion designers and retailers. Other features include a new Brisbane City Council Library, a new restaurant precinct and an improved car park management system which includes a parking guidance system. The project commenced in October 2010 and will be complete late 2012.

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