Opalia centre on the way

Melbourne’s booming western corridor will soon have a new retail destination, Opalia Shopping Centre, due to open in September 2020.

Colliers International’s Mike Crittenden, Stephanie Siadis and Adam Lester have been appointed to lease approximately 19,000sqm of retail space at the new centre, which is located within the Opalia Estate in Melton South. They are acting on behalf of Opalia Melton Pty Ltd.

The Opalia Estate is a planned residential community 35km from the Melbourne CBD. Besides the shopping centre, there are two sports stadiums proposed. The area offers schools and other amenities, access to nature reserves and an outdoor lifestyle but is just minutes from the Melton train station.

“We are providing our new residents with an exciting range of shops and services right at their doorstep with easy access and convenience,” said George Georgiou, CEO of EIG Developments.

The new neighbourhood centre will be anchored by Woolworths and Chemist Warehouse, and will also feature a range of speciality stores across 3000sqm along with eight “mini-majors” and multiple pad site offerings.

“Opalia Shopping Centre will provide the growing local catchment with a significant and diverse range of convenient and daily need offerings, with the majors supported by some 25 specialty retailers,” Crittenden said.

“Further drivers of traffic to the centre will include family ‘drive-through’ restaurants McDonald’s and KFC, a car wash, daycare centre, tavern, medical services and a fitness offering. The centre will be serviced by more than 600 on-grade car spaces.”

Siadis said: “Opalia Shopping Centre is situated within a rapidly growing residential catchment, where there is a continued demand from consumers for quality daily need services and complementary food and beverage offerings.

“Convenient car parking and diverse amenity ensures return customers, which assists in driving strong retail sales,” she said.

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