Southport's Australia Fair shopping centre upgrade on track for completion by year end

Southport's Australia Fair shopping centre upgrade on track for completion by year end
Southport's Australia Fair shopping centre upgrade on track for completion by year end

Australia Fair’s $25 million upgrade is on track, with stage one of the redevelopment of the Southport shopping centre in Gold Coast expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Work is underway to replace and modernise the Centre’s iconic Scarborough Street facade.

The facelift will create a modern facade for the retail, dining and entertainment complex, with fresh signage bearing Australia Fair’s new branding.

Inside, ceiling mall finishes have been removed between the Scarborough St entrance and Mister Minit, while the ground-floor mall and an expansion of Coles continues. The store’s total floor space will increase to 4,222 sqm and will become one of the most modern supermarket formats in Australia, with new specialty butchery, seafood and bakery areas when it opens in December.

Hutchinson Builders has been contracted for the upgrades.

Southport's Australia Fair shopping centre upgrade on track for completion by year end

Australia Fair general manager Ramon Otten said construction was progressing well on the first stage of the Centre’s rejuvenation.

“The upgrades to the ground-floor mall and expansion of Coles will create a whole new look and feel to this part of the Centre,” Otten said.

New tenants include Colette by Colette Hayman, LiquorLand, Zaia Handbags, U Grill, Green Valley Butcher, Joy Stylist, Clearskincare Clinics. The latest arrivals include men’s clothing store Connor, which has recently opened on the ground level.

Sportsgirl, City Beach and Lowes have recently relocated into their latest concepts stores on the ground near Scarborough Street. Go Vita, Lucky Dragon Newsagency have all relocated to the Woolworths Mall floor while Ally Fashion has relocated next to Valleygirl on Level 1. Shine Beauty will be returning to the Centre in late 2017.

Southport's Australia Fair shopping centre upgrade on track for completion by year end

Major tenants Kmart, Woolworths and Event Cinemas already have completed their upgrades.

Otten said more tenancy announcements were in the pipeline.

“We are excited to see the transformation progressing so well and look forward to unveiling a vibrant and contemporary shopping experience to the public ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” he said.

Owner YFG Shopping Centre’s ongoing upgrade at Australia Fair follows the $15 million makeover of the Centre’s western section into Australia Fair Metro – an alfresco dining and retail precinct.

more details are available at australiafair.com.au.

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