Weekly construction update
Check back each Wednesday to see what's been happening on site as we work to bring you 30 new stores, including a new Kmart, JB Hi-Fi and additional car spaces late 2018.
20 June update
Vote for your favourite crane name
We received hundreds of entries in our Name our Cranes competition - thank you to everyone who entered! We have shortlisted two names for each crane and now it’s over to the you to vote.
Tell us, should our multi-tasking pink crane be Kim Kranedashian or Cynthia? Is Hudson or Louie the lifter the perfect name for our heavy-lifting green crane?
Vote now in our Facebook poll here
Terms and conditions apply, competition is a game of skill, one entry per person. Entries close midnight Sunday 24 June 2018 and those who put forward the winning names of each crane will be notified on Monday 25 June 2018.
13 June update
Pour the floor
Take a look at a 'day in the life' of one of our hard-working concrete pumps. The time-lapse video below shows a day in May when a large section was being poured of what will become our new car park out the front of the ANZ through to St George Bank on level 1. The concrete pump completed this section in just eight hours of work.
In this space, we will have over 500 undercover car parking spaces. Above this car park will be the new home for Kmart, as well as 30 newfashion and lifestyle stores. The centre will expand out towards Northcott Drive.
We will continue to share more of our development’s progress with time-lapse videos over the coming months. We cannot wait for the new car park and stores to open late this year.
Development team spotlight
We will regularly be interviewing Westfield staff and contractors who are working on our development. First up is Tom, our Project Planner.
Name: Tom Jubb
Role: Project Planner for Scentre Group (owner and operator of Westfield Australia and New Zealand)
How long have you worked for Westfield?
What do you do day to day?
I write, manage and report on the Construction Programme as well as coordinate and direct all the different trades on site.
What did you do to become a Project Planner?
I did a Construction Management Degree at Newcastle University and has 10 years' experience in the commercial construction industry around Sydney and Newcastle.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Probably the coordination of technical and dangerous activities within a busy shopping centre, while also staying on track for our opening day late 2018.
What is one of your highlights or successes you are proud of at Westfield?
I also worked on The Rooftop development which was a lot of fun, the finished product is something I am so proud of. I enjoy using this area personally with my family and friends and like seeing the love it gets from the community.
What are you excited to see come to life at Kotara?
To see the new section completed late this year and walking it from end to end instead of looking at the plans.
endota spa’s new home
endota spa has relocated to Level 2 outside David Jones. Their new spa boasts nine beds and seven treatment rooms.
Call the team today to book your next facial, massage or relaxation treatment on (02) 4957 3450.
6 June update
Name our cranes
Our hard-working cranes have been a feature of the Kotara skyline for some time and before they leave us we’ve asked the local community to give them names.
The ‘Name our cranes’ competition kicked off last week and so far, we’ve received plenty of witty and wonderful entries.
There are also great prizes up for grabs. Find out more and enter here. Entries close midnight Sunday 17 June 2018.
New-look endota spa
Everyone’s favourite place for relaxation is on the move. Endota Spa will relocate within the centre to a new home on Level 2 outside David Jones.
The new, larger spa will open on Tuesday 12 June and will be able to cater to more clients with extra treatment rooms.
To celebrate, Endota Spa is offering an opening special – book a Surrender Spa Package for just $120, normally $155, for the first month of opening.
Please note,e Endota spa will also have a new phone number when it opens which will be (02) 4957 3450.
30 May update
Hard hat tours for our retailers
Last week we held tours of our development site for our current retailers to give them an understanding of how the centre will look when work is complete later this year.
Tom, our Construction Project Planner, guided the tour along Level 2 to the former Kmart site for a peek into what will be our new section which will house 30 new specialty stores.
We had a great response to our tours and retailers were particularly interested to see the inside of the new mall, which is on the Northcott Drive side of the centre.
Later in the year, we will be hosting hard hat tours to the public. Stay tuned for further information.
Carpark works outside David Jones on Level 3
If you enter the centre via Lexington Parade, you will notice some temporary changes to the carpark outside the David Jones customer entry.
The construction team is working to waterproof the carpark’s concrete slab to ensure it’s ready for one of our new international retailers, which will move in below this site on Level 2.
This Level 3 carpark is still open with drivers being directed to use the carpark in a one-way loop.
We anticipate that we will return the carpark to full use in August.
Find out more via the links below:
Do you have a question?
Please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or phone - email@example.com or 02 4016 2571.