At Westfield, we know our centres are more than just shopping hubs. They are lifestyle destinations where people come to connect, share and inform.
We cultivate spaces that are inclusive and welcoming, which our communities are proud to call their own; and we contribute to the social wellbeing and cohesion of our local regions through a number of programs and services. It is through this commitment that we deliver our purpose of creating extraordinary places, connecting and enriching communities.
Westfield Local Heroes
Thank you for your nominations
Nominations are now closed
If you have been nominated in the program and have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
The next phase of the program is assessment, where all nominations will be assessed by a panel against set criterion to create a shortlist of 6 finalists per Westfield Centre. The community will then be invited to cast their votes. Your three Westfield Local Heroes (126 in total across Australia and New Zealand) will then be awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation or group.
Westfield Local Heroes is a recognition and awards program that connects and enriches communities in Australia and New Zealand. The program discovers and celebrates individuals who make a positive impact to their local community and/or environment.
For full details on the Westfield Local Heroes program, including program criteria, frequently asked questions, and terms and conditions, click here.
Read the inspiring stories of our 237 Westfield Local Hero alumni and the amazing work they do to benefit their local communities.
2019 Westfield Local Heroes
We work closely with key local organisations, groups and individuals to discover, celebrate and contribute to those things that are relevant and meaningful to the local community. We also invite customer and community insights via face-to-face, phone and digital channels.
At Westfield, we work with our community partners to encourage, respect and understand our community's needs through experience, by recognising and helping to resolve issues, in order for us to become recognised as an essential and integral part of the community.
Contributing to our local communities
We provide a dedicated space in all Westfield centres for community-focused groups (i.e. not-for-profit sports groups, community groups, charities and welfare organisations) to connect with people in the local area.
And our staff are passionate about giving back and we support them to do this in a variety of ways through Workplace Giving and Volunteering. For more information on any of our programs or services, please contact us by email.
The Community Hub
At Westfield Coomera, we prioritise the importance of connecting and enriching our community. Through this, we created a dedicated space for the community to access called, The Community Hub. This space is an exclusive area for community-focused groups to come together including; not-for-profits, community groups, charities, welfare organisations, schools and more. This space can be booked by members of the community and will include a projector, tables, chairs, whiteboards and more.
You can book The Community Hub, by emailing us here.
Westfield Walkers Coomera
Lovers of window shopping will be pleased to know that window browsing can be good for your health.
Westfield Coomera provides a safe environment which enables walkers to get active; rain, hail or shine. Walkers who are new to physical activity or are recovering from a health issue will enjoy being able to walk on a smooth surface with no obstacles. Walkers are encouraged to walk at their own pace and have access to amenities.
The Westfield Walkers meet at Signature Cafe, located near Kmart and walk laps around the shopping centre every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 7am.
Register for the walking group here.
Please note that the Westfield Walker program will resume week commencing 22nd June, 2020.
Justice of the Peace
The JP’s in the Community Program is a free community service, staffed by volunteers and supported by Queensland’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General. The program provides access for the community for consistent and reliable witnessing services. JP services are available in The Community Hub, located externally just behind H&M, each Wednesday from 10am – 2pm and Friday 12pm - 4pm.