Transformative Revamp of Westfield Eastgardens Planned

Plans for a grand makeover of Westfield Eastgardens on Bunnerong Road which will feature vibrant entertainment options, commercial towers, and improved amenities have been revealed.

Westfield Eastgardens, one of the largest shopping complexes in the eastern suburbs, is on the verge of a remarkable transformation.  

This proposed project seeks to revitalise the shopping complex by incorporating rooftop dining, a refreshed food court, and a state-of-the-art cinema, offering visitors an array of entertainment options.

The development plans, submitted by the Scentre Group and Terrace Tower Group, highlight the urgent need for an upgrade as the mall has not undergone any significant renovations since 2002. Recognising the importance of enhancing the customer experience, the project aims to reconfigure the existing food court and create new rooftop dining spaces, among other improvements. 

The proposal also includes accessibility enhancement with the introduction of 12 bus routes, convenient ride-share services, and end-of-trip facilities. 

Other updates planned for the site include the addition of a commercial building that will offer office spaces that will cater to various business needs and contribute to the creation of new job opportunities.

Additionally, the developer envisions the construction of two future buildings. These towers could potentially feature affordable student accommodation or a hotel to support the growing Randwick Health and Education precinct.

Meanwhile, renowned billionaire developer Harry Triguboff, who is spearheading the neighbouring Pagewood Green project, has expressed his support for Westfield Eastgardens’ grand plans. 

Triguboff believes that both shopping centres will thrive considering the substantial population growth in the area. He also commends the addition of offices, as they will provide employment opportunities and enhance the overall amenity for residents.

Westfield Eastgarden occupies the former site of the Urban Transit Authority Pagewood bus depot, and underwent a transformation after the depot’s closure in 1982. Over the years, the centre expanded, including a third level in 2002. It faced challenges like a car park collapse in 2012 but remained a prominent shopping destination, continuously evolving to meet customer needs.

If approved, the planned redevelopment will breathe new life into the shopping complex, offering a vibrant and versatile town centre that caters to the diverse needs and desires of its visitors.   

Published 12-June-2023