It has been a busy time for retailers and shoppers alike, especially on the Gold Coast where three major shopping centres have undergone transformations and refurbishments.
According to Local business directory Local Suburb the biggest one on the calendar was Pacific Fair with it’s big unveiling of a $670 million redevelopment of it’s centre earlier this month. The construction begun early 2014 and has seen the addition of 50,000 square meters of retail space including David Jones and 120 new specialty stores including the greatly anticipated H&M. To compliment this there was also 1300 new car spaces and new open area features including a water feature.
Harbour Town shopping centre also jumped on board with 25 new outlet stores relocated to the new ‘North Western Mall’ added to their shopping centre adding 25 new outlet stores which opened late May 2016. The upgrades will continue with a new dining precinct on the cards.
Robina Town Centre is also staking their claim with their massive redevelopment finished a number of years ago, they continue to redesign and innovate the centre in order to keep their shoppers coming back.
All of this development means one thing for the economy – jobs and lots of them! There will be many skilled workers required in the following industries:
As well as jobs it is giving business owners and store franchisees more opportunities to sustain their retail or hospitality business.