A wine bar and several specialty dining outlets ranging from Thai and Mexican to barbecued ribs and sushi, are poised to provide some gastronomical delights in the next stage of the new Stockland Green Hills.
Schnitz, Kinn Thai, Burger Urge, Hong Kong BBQ, Guzman Y Gomez, Rashays and Sushi Gogoro are the subject of an application before Maitland City Council for first use occupation of eight approved retail tenancies as licensed restaurants in the centre.
Stockland confirmed a large format Timezone entertainment outlet will also be operating from the site.
Stockland Development Manager Daniel Brabant, said the company is excited to be pushing ahead with these latest plans for its new dining and entertainment precinct as part of the $412 million overall development.
Mr Brabant said Stockland will be making other exciting announcements over the coming months.
“We’re very happy to confirm that Kinn Thai, Burger Urge and Rashay’s have committed to being part of this exciting new precinct, along with a large format Timezone entertainment store,” he said.
“It’s an exciting time at Stockland Green Hills and we are proud to be delivering not only first class retail, but first class amenities, with the quiet room, premium bathrooms, parent’s room and disability bathroom opening at the centre next month.
“The disability facilities include an adult change room with a changing table and assistance lifter, to assist carers and people with a disability,” Mr Brabant said.
While Stockland would only confirm the three above eateries, a statement of environmental effects on Maitland City Council’s website listed the other businesses.
Paradigm Planning and Development Consultants lodged the application with council for the restaurants’ proposal which is available for inspection at the council’s administration building until September 11.
Stockland Green Hills shopping centre was originally constructed in the 1980s as The Hunter at Green Hills and has been owned by Stockland since 2002.
The site was previously owned by Woolworths Properties Pty Ltd.
Construction work started in January 2016 and is due for completion in 2018. The redevelopment is on track to generate more than 2285 jobs, 1350 construction jobs, 1250 direct full-time jobs in retail, customer service and hospitality and about 1200 flow-on jobs.
Lowes, Bed Bath N Table, Price Attack and Spendless Shoes are just a handful of the stores recently opened in stage two.
Stockland has reported that it continues to make significant progress on the massive shopping centre project.
Stage two also included the opening of another 350 rooftop car parking spaces.
Other businesses to open for trade are Habitania, Darrell Lea, OPSM, Beautiful Hair, Helloworld, Escape Travel, IBrow Station, The Green Room, Laser Clinics Australia and Kards & Kandy.
A spokesperson for Stockland said it is great to see customers embracing the new centre so enthusiastically during its transformation into a vibrant, thriving shopping, leisure and entertainment destination.
So far 42,000 cubic metres of concrete has been poured, the equivalent of filling more than 17 olympic swimming pools, 45,000 kilos of glass has been used, the same weight as six elephants and 140,811 square metres of deck and wall ply, the same as 26 football fields, has been installed.
This month Stockland will also deliver new “premium” bathrooms and a parents room including change tables, private feeding rooms, a microwave to warm bottles and a play area for the kids.
Disability amenities including an adult change room with a change table and assistance lifter will also open in September to assist carers and people with a disability.
In November, the centre will open a dedicated quiet room designed to create a safe place for parents carers and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing a calm, low sensory environment which can be used as a retreat away from the busy shopping centre.
On completion mid next year the centre will more than double in size to around 74,000 square metres and will feature the first new look David Jones department store in the Hunter, a new 900-seat Hoyts cinema and around 220 tenancies with a new dining and entertainment precinct that will be the biggest in the region.