$500M Westfield redevelopment to create 2000 jobs

Posted on 22 May 2019

Following approval from the Victorian Government, a $500 million redevelopment for Westfield Doncaster shopping centre has been announced. The expansion plans accommodate for an additional 43,000 square metres of retail space and 18,000 square metres of commercial office space, through the construction of a 14-storey gateway building.

Pictured: Current facade

Also included in the plans are upgrades to the bus interchange, additional car parking and improvements to pedestrian access.

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved the plans, stating,

“Melbourne is already the nation’s retail capital and this major expansion will cement its reputation for the years to come,”

“This project will create thousands of jobs, draw thousands of shoppers from across the world, and will be a major boost to Victoria’s economy.”

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victorians spent $78.9 on retail sales over the past year. This project is expected to create 2,000 construction jobs and 2,900 new full-time and part-time retail positions once works are completed.