Mirvac’s CEO and Managing Director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said the completion of the Stage 2 expansion delivered to the community a new entertainment destination, dining experience and over 30 fashion stores, almost doubling the footprint of the centre which is now among the top ten largest shopping centres in the state.
Ipswich Mayor, Cr Paul Pisasale unveiled a plaque in the Town Centre of the development surrounded by a piazza water feature and new al fresco casual restaurants, with the backdrop of a giant 2000 seat Event Cinema complex and the Town Walk boulevard which connects the Springfield Central Station through the centre to the Orion Lagoon swimming playground.
He said Springfield was one of the fastest growing communities in Australia and he welcomed the carefully considered new expansion at Orion Springfield Central to deliver a wide range of services, experiences and offers to support the growing community and region.
The event that was opened by local Elder Uncle Joe Kirk with a Smoking Ceremony and the Queensland Premier was represented by the Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard.
Mirvac’s Head of Retail, Susan MacDonald said the centre will provide over 165 speciality stores to match its lifestyle and leisure activity focus as a community hub as well as delivering the convenience and connectivity to the community of south-west Brisbane and the Ipswich region.
Dining options in the centre now include the vibrant Beach House Bar and Grill and ever popular Guzman Y Gomez, Nando’s and Grill’d. From beef burgers to superb sushi at Ohayo Sushi and chocolate delights at Chocolateria San Churro, there is something for everyone. The Lone Star and Orion Hotel are already proving popular for friends, groups and family gatherings with a range of dining and entertainment areas available.
The Event Cinema Complex includes Gold Class and VMAX offerings surrounding an inviting bar and lounge area.
The lifestyle and leisure focus at the expanded Orion Springfield Central now includes some 30 fashion stores with more to come, doubling the previous fashion offering with big name chains like Cotton On, Forever New, Lorna Jane, Sunburn and Colette among the new brands to compliment existing stores like Witchery, Roger David, Revolver and Sportsgirl. And the kids get a new look too with the likes of Cotton On Kids and Ollie’s Place expanding the offer.
Taking its Town Centre vision to include all its connectivity for the community, the centre offers free Wifi. It also now boasts over 3000 car parks and is located adjacent to Springfield Central Station, with its own bus interchange for superb convenience.
The expansion means Orion Springfield Central now boasts an array of the major chain stores including Big W, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and a large new format Target store.