Watergardens Town Centre provides a peaceful and relaxed shopping experience in an open and spacious environment.
Watergardens officially opened it’s doors on 27th October 1997. Watergardens Town Centre sits on a 56 hectare Greenfield and will be constructed in stages to evolve into a Town Centre.
Construction of Stage 1 of Watergardens Town Centre commenced in 1996 and was completed in 2004. Stage 1 comprises 30,000 square metres of retail in the main Centre boasting Target, Safeway, BI-LO, Hoyts and over 100 specialty stores.
The next major addition to Watergardens included an automotive precinct, followed by an office, hotel and restaurant precincts.
Strengthening the diverse external offer, Watergardens Town Centre saw the introduction of two new homemaker centres including names like Bunnings and Harvey Norman at the first Supercentre which is located opposite the main centre on the Melton Highway. The second Supercentre was then built to complement this offer including names such as Spotlight and The Good Guys.
A landmark event in Watergardens history saw the introduction of Watergardens Train Station. This saw the electrification and subsequent relocation of the train station onto the Watergardens site.
Stage 2 of Watergardens Town Centre now comprises 54,000 square metres of retail in the main Centre boasting Big W, Target, Safeway, Coles, Hoyts and almost 240 specialty stores.
Watergardens Town Centre is surrounded by numerous schools, a railway station with a direct link to the CBD and a growing residential population. The population growth in local area is triple the Melbourne average at 3.3% per annum (Source: Urbis JHD, Nov 2004).
The future looks bright for Watergardens with a solid foundation for the evolution of Town Centre for Melbourne’s Western suburbs with a peaceful and relaxed shopping experience.