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

Westfield Local Heroes is a new community recognition and grants program, connecting and enriching local communities.

Westfield Local Heroes discovers and celebrates individuals who promote social wellbeing and/or harmony in our communities through their work, programs or activities, across one or more of the three social values of Family, Youth Opportunity and Inclusion.

The successful Westfield Local Heroes will be announced on 13 August.

2018 Westfield Local Hero finalists
Meet our 2018 finalists

Our communities across Australia and New Zealand have now cast their votes for the inaugural 2018 Westfield Local Heroes from a list of 233 shortlisted finalists. The outcome of this community vote will determine the three successful 2018 Westfield Local Heroes for each Westfield Centre, and each of their affiliated organisations will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work, program or activities.

Recognising all our 2018 nominees
View all of the nominees and their organisation

Community engagement

At Westfield, we work with many organisations in our community which includes many groups in our trade areas – customers, retailers, residents, community organisations, businesses, authorities and suppliers. We work with key influencers in these groups to deliver impactful community experience within, and beyond, our centres. We are purposeful in our approach in recognising and helping to resolve issues facing the community in order for us to become recognised as an essential and integral part of the community

Our community partners include:
• Gen Collective
• Got your Back Sista
• Kotara Bears FC
• Bel-Air Primary School
• Newcastle Tourism Idustry Group
• Hunter Institute of Fashion
• Speaking in Colour
• WEA Hunter
• CityCare
• Newcastle Council
• Hunter Water
• Police/Fire Dept/ Ambulance
• Roads and Maritime Services
• Keolis Downer (Transport)

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 via email:, or phone (02) 4016 2570

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