is a shopping centre in Parramatta
, a city suburb of Sydney
, New South Wales
. The centre is owned and managed by The Westfield Group
. It has a net leasable area of approximately 137,269m² and contains 488 shops built over five levels, making it Australia's fourth largest shopping centre. Among the stores include specialty retailers, cafes, restaurants, a cinema complex and a gymnasium.
Westfield Parramatta's trade area population is 718,735; one of the largest markets for shopping centres in Australia, and its 28.6 million customer visits per annum makes it Australia's busiest Westfield shopping centre.
Westfield Parramatta first opened in 1975, on a site which had been a Grace Bros.
store since 1933. The centre has been redeveloped several times, the first in 1988, and most notably in 1994-1996 when the centre increased in size from approximately 80,000 m² to a size of 126,000 m². It can not expand further West, due to the St. Johns Cemetery, the East due to Local, and state government offices, and the north due to the Western Line rail way, Expansion to the south is possible, however, has not yet been proposed.
In 2006, Westfield opened a multi-cinema complex across Fitzwilliam Street from the main building, connected by a glass bridge from Level 4 of the main building to the complex. Replacing the old Village Cinemas
complex, the Event Cinemas
complex contains 3... Read More