Craigieburn Town Centre

 

       

October 2013

The new $330 million Craigieburn Town Centre project is almost complete, with a selection of retailers now open to the public.

The new shopping, entertainment and community complex is set to transform Craigieburn into a key regional shopping and retail destination.

The Craigieburn Town Centre development – known as Craigieburn Central – will be home to more than 160 new retailers complete with department stores, restaurants, fresh food market, cinema complex, leisure and entertainment facilities.

The final design of Craigieburn Central merges the best elements of both indoor and outdoor shopping centres, combining ‘main street’ shopping with fully enclosed malls.

Craigieburn Central will also feature landscaped public spaces, meeting places and an exciting new entertainment and leisure precinct.

Craigieburn Central will be built over 50,000 square metres and is located on Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn – a stone’s throw away from the new Hume Global Learning Centre. 

A Grand Opening of the new complex is scheduled for late November 2013.

Getting to the Craigieburn Town Centre

By Bus

Craigieburn Central can be accessed via the 529 bus. Bus stops are conveniently located on Lygon Drive and Central Park Avenue.

To plan your bus journey to Craigieburn Central, please click here

By Train

Craigieburn train station is located approximately 2km from Craigieburn Central.

By Car

Craigieburn Central is located off the Hume Highway and Hume Freeway.

When travelling by car, please follow the below directions for guidance on the quickest route to arrive at Craigieburn Central:

Outbound from Hume Highway

Route 1

- Take the C722 exit.

- Turn right at the roundabout onto Craigieburn Road.

- Continue straight.

- Turn right onto Lygon Drive and follow road to car park access.

Please note: No right turn permitted into Windrock Avenue from Craigieburn Road.

Route 2

- Take the C722 exit.

- Turn right at the roundabout onto Craigieburn Road.

- Continue straight.

- Turn right onto Aitken Boulevard.

- Turn right at Central Park Avenue.

- Turn right into Windrock Avenue and follow car park access roads.

Please note: No right turn permitted into Windrock Avenue from Craigieburn Road.

Outbound from Hume Freeway (M31)

Route 1

- Take the Amaroo Road exit.

- Turn left onto Hume Highway and take the C722 exit.

- Turn right at the roundabout onto Craigieburn Road.

- Continue straight.

- Turn right onto Lygon Drive and follow road to car park access or turn right onto Aitken Boulevard, turn right at Central Park Avenue and turn right into Windrock Avenue and follow car park access roads.

Please note: No right turn permitted into Windrock Avenue from Craigieburn Road.

Route 2

- Take the Amaroo Road exit.

- Continue through traffic lights onto Grand Boulevard.

- At the third roundabout turn left onto Windrock Avenue.

- Continue straight.

- Access car park via Windrock Avenue and follow car park access roads.

Inbound from Hume Freeway (M31)

Route 1

- Take the Craigieburn exit onto Hume Highway.

- Take the C722 exit.

- Turn right at the roundabout onto Craigieburn Road.

- Continue straight.

- Turn right onto Lygon Drive and follow road to car park access or turn right onto Aitken Boulevard, turn right at Central Park Avenue and turn right into Windrock Avenue and follow car park access roads.

Please note: No right turn permitted into Windrock Avenue from Craigieburn Road.

Route 2

- Take the Craigieburn exit onto Hume Highway.

- Turn right at traffic lights onto Grand Boulevard.

- At the third roundabout turn left onto Windrock Avenue.

- Continue straight.

- Access car park via Windrock Avenue and follow car park access roads.

Parking Options

Aldi - Access via Lygon Drive.

Big W - Access off Craigieburn Road or via Aitken Boulevard, Central Park Avenue into Windrock Avenue.

Coles - Access via Lygon Drive or via Aitken Boulevard, Central Park Avenue into Windrock Avenue.

Target - Access via Aitken Boulevard, Central Park Avenue into Windrock Avenue.

Woolworths - Access via Lygon Drive.

For more information on the Craigieburn Town Centre visit www.craigieburncentral.com.au or www.craigieburncentralleasing.com.au

September 2013


Craigieburn Central is taking shape!

As you drive towards the Centre, you can see Craigieburn Road is nearly finished, with traffic now accessing the northern and southern lanes between Waterview Boulevard and Aitken Boulevard. Kikuyu grass has been rolled out along the naturestrip, and trees have been planted along Central Park Avenue past the Hume Global Learning Centre to the northern end of the Shopping Centre.

The Shopping Centre itself is nearly all asphalted, with trees expected to be planted within four weeks.

Internally, progress is moving quickly! Stores such as Big W and Target are ready to be fitted out with racking and goods.

June 2013
Asphalt has been freshly laid at the new southern carriageway on Craigieburn Road and the southern leg of the Aitken Boulevard/Craigieburn Road intersection (see Photo Gallery - June 2013 photos). More excitement is around the corner when they asphalt the main street of the shopping centre; then we will start to see things take shape.

In the next month the footings will be poured for blades that will sit at the Main Street entrance and in front of the tanks.

The frontage and the shopping centre site will have lots of trees and landscaping to complement the buildings and asphalt. The carparking is taking shape on the eastern side of the town centre along the Lygon Drive frontage. All the carparking on the site will have plenty of trees to beautify the area. The kerbing is finished on the northern perimeter road to the shopping centre (Central Park Avenue) and asphalting will soon be laid on this road connecting it to the new Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn.

It's now less that 5 months to the opening. Lend Lease are organising a site tour next month, after the asphalt is down on the main street to give the local community a taste of what they can expect in October.

May 2013

Asphalt has been poured on Craigieburn Road at the Aitken Boulevard intersection, and Kerb and Channel is being poured along Main Street. Expressions of interest are being sought for our public art work at the Town Centre.

April 2013

Craigieburn Central is now less that 6 months away and works are intensifying on all corners of the precinct in readiness for the opening. In the next 3-4 weeks the intersection in front of the Hume Global Learning Centre will be finished. The intersection and signals at Marathon Boulevard/ Aitken Boulevard will start. Contractors are laying pavement for Main Street within the Shopping Centre and the carparks are currently under construction. 

Landscaping plans are all but approved and many of the shops are ready to commence internal fitouts. Trees are being grown off site and lightpoles have been ordered.

With Craigieburn Road the traffic will be shifted from the northern side to the soon to be completed southern side over the next 3 weeks, and the intersection works at Lygon Drive/ Craigieburn Road and Aitken Boulevard/ Craigieburn Road are well advanced. Linemarking has recently finished on the intersection in front of the library and Craigieburn Central in readiness for traffic signals.

March 2013

The carparks are ready and waiting for final approval to commence asphalt works. Some of the service works will occur over early April to hasten the delivery of Main Street (ie. the street running from Craigieburn Road to Windrock Avenue that divides the site in two). Craigieburn Road is going full steam ahead to ensure finishing before 25th October. Lygon Street on the east is nearly finished.

February 2013

Works are progressing well on Craigieburn Central, with works commencing on Craigieburn Road, to the south of the Shopping Centre, and Central Park West, to the north of the Shopping Centre. Works have nearly finished on Lygon Drive, to the east of the Shopping Centre. The services have been laid in Main Street ready for the roadworks, and the internal fitouts have commenced on the major retailers ie. Coles, Target, Big W, Woolworths and Aldi. JB HiFi is going to be larger than first planned. Plans are on schedule for the October opening. Works are well underway on the facades along Main Street.

January 2013

Craigieburn Central is moving along quickly. Works on the main street drainage are 85% finished. Once these are finished the road itself will be commencing.

In discussions with the Lend Lease supervisors, the building works are on track.

Just before Christmas two large water tanks were located along Craigieburn Road at the south end of the site. Lend Lease have been asked to review the tanks and provide information about their proposed ultimate appearance.

Outside of the Shopping Centre, works are soon to commence on Craigieburn Road to the south and on Central Park Avenue to the north. The Craigieburn Road works will include signalised intersections at Craigieburn Road and Aitken Boulevard, and Craigieburn Road and Lygon Drive. Aitken Boulevard is the road on the western side of the Shopping Centre and Lygon Drive is the road along the eastern side of the Shopping Centre.

Works are underway for the Aitken Boulevard and Central Park Avenue signalised intersection ie. the north east corner of the library.

November 2012

The work is progressing at a rapid rate now that the slabs are all poured and the most of the wall cladding is up.

The roofs are 80-90% completed and contractors are working feverously to deliver the shopping centre by October 2013.

There are currently 150 construction vehicles on site and approximately 140 shops will be opening for Christmas shopping in 2013.

Roadworks are a key requirement of the new shopping. The central spine of the centre will be an open air external street called Main Street which is currently under construction. The landscaping proposed for Main Street will be an attraction in itself. Outside the site, roadworks are also underway with the construction of the eastern side road, Lygon Drive and the northern road, Central Park Avenue. Design plans are currently with VicRoads for checking of Craigieburn Road which is expected to commence around March 2013 where two major intersections ie. Aitken Boulevard and Lygon Drive need to direct traffic in and around the site.

Last month the bulky goods retail warehouses commenced on the western side of the site and the frames and slabs have been completed already.

October 2012

Works are progressing quickly on the Craigieburn Central. Most of the cladding of the major shopping retailers is finished, both wall and roof cladding. In the next couple of weeks, road works will commence on the eastern side of Aitken Blvd and Central Park Ave intersection. Road works will also commence on Main Street and the eastern boundary of the shopping centre ie Scarborough Ave.

The next part of the road works will be the roads to the north and the south of the shopping centre ie Central Park Avenue and Craigieburn Road respectively. These roads will need VicRoads approval of the design before construction can commence.

September 2012

Building works are moving quickly at the town centre site. The wall cladding is going up on the upper level of the Big W which is where the cinemas will be located. The roofing material is up on most of the major retail stores with themes i.e. the red is Target, the green is Woolworths, the blue is Big W, and the orange is Coles. The plans for Main Street, which is yet to commence, have been submitted for the final approvals. Once Main Street commences there will be another wave of excitement as the shopping precinct take shape. When fitout of the various shops commence in 2013 there will be over 600 people on site.

August 2012

Work has really progressed at the Craigieburn Town Centre site. The roof decking on the larger department stores is being installed and the wall cladding on Woolworths is going up. The second level for the cinemas has commenced.

Lend Lease are looking to approve the surrounding roads on the eastern side of the intersection at the new Craigieburn Library which will be the continuation of Central Park Avenue across the northern side of the shopping centre and this road will also frame the southern side of the future Recreation Reserve.

 


Updated : 10:13 AM, 31 October 2013

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